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Public"" Document No. 17 



TWENTY-NINTH ANNUAL REPORT 



State Board of Charity 



MASSACHUSETTS 



1908 




BOSTON 

WEIGHT & POTTEE FEINTING CO., STATE PEINTEES 

18 Post Office Square 
1908 



Approved by 
The State Board of Publication 



CONTENTS 



PAGE 

Title Page . i 

Approval by State Board of Publication ii 

Table of Contents iii-iv 

Past and Present Members of the Board vi-vii 

Presentation of Report viii 

Part I 

Organization 3-4 

Supervisory Duties 5-25 

Visitation 5-8 

Publication 8-13 

Legislation 13-25 

The State Institutions 26-53 

The State Hospital . . . 27-30 

The State Farm 31-34 

The Lyman School for Boys 34-37 

The State Industrial School for Girls 37-39 

The Massachusetts State Sanatorium 39-43 

The Massachusetts Hospital School 44-45 

.Estimates of Trustees 45-48 

Statistics for National Conference . . 49-53 

The County Truant Schools 54-60 

Essex County Training School 57 

Hampden County Truant School 57-58 

Middlesex County Truant School 58 

Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Counties Truant School .... 58-59 

Suffolk County Truant School 59 

Worcester County Training School 59-60 



iv CONTENTS. 

PAGE 

The City and Town Paupers 60-63 

Adult Poor in Families 60-62 

Minor Children in Almshouses 62 

Minor Children in Families 62-63 

Penalty Incurred by Cities and Towns, etc 63-64 

Administrative Duties 64-65 

The State Out-Door Poor 65-68 

Cases of Sick State Poor 65-66 

Cases of Dangerous Diseases 66 

Cases of Wife-Settlement 66 

Cases of Temporary Aid 67-68 

Expenses 68 

Penikese Hospital . . ' 69-72 

Settlement Work 72-73 

Removals 73-74 

Children in the Custody of the Board . . 74-94 

Charles Street Temporary Home 75 

Court Attendance ' . . 75-76 

Pauper Infants . . 76-80 

Tables concerning . 81-90 

Tuition of 91-94 

Parole from the State Farm * . . . 94-97 

Immigration 97-106 

The Board's Finances 107-118 

By-laws of the Board 118-120 

Meetings of the Board 120-121 

Index to Part I 122-124 



Part II 

Reports of Certain Charitable Corporations 1-289 



CONTENTS. 



Part III 

PAGE 

The City and Town Almshouses 1-110 

The Pauper Abstract 111-164 

Table I. — Number and Cost of City and Town Poor .... 112-152 

Part • I. — Cost of Support and Relief .... 112-124 

Part II. — Number Supported and Relieved . . . 125-138 
Part III. — Whole Number and Treatment of the Several 

Classes of Paupers 139-152 

II. — Classification and Location of the Towns' Poor Fully 

Supported March 31, 1906 153-154 

III. — Population of the Town Almshouses, March 31, 1904, 

1905 and 1906 155 

IV. — Census of Pauperism, 1905 and 1906 156-157 

V. — County Summary of Classified Receipts and Expenses on 

Pauper Account, 1905-1906 158-159 

VI. — Town Pauper Finances, 1906-7 160 

VII. - City and Town Pauperism, 1886-1906 .... 161 

VIII. — Number of Poor in Institutions Sept. 30, 1863-1906, . . 162 

IX. — Average Number of Poor in Institutions since 1863 . . 163 
X. — Total Net Annual Cost of All Paupers in Massachusetts, 

State and Town, 1878-1906 164 

Finances and Population of Five State Institutions .... 165-170 

Table XI. — Valuation of Five Institutions 165 

XII. —Receipts of Five Institutions 166 

XIII. — Expenditures of Five Institutions 167 

XIV. - Comparative Weekly Cost 168 

XV. —Kind and Cost of Provisions 169 

XVI. — Population, Expenses, and Financial Condition . . 170 



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State House, Boston, February 19, 1908. 
To His Excellency the Governor and the Honorable Council : 

The Twenty-Mnth Annual Report of the State Board of 
Charity is herewith respectfully presented. 

LEONTINE LINCOLN, Chairman 
LAB AN PRATT, Vice- Chairman 
FRANCES GREELY CURTIS 
CHARLES H. ADAMS 
DAVID F. TILLEY 
CHARLES R. JOHNSON 
ABRAHAM C. RATSHESKY 
JEFFREY R. BRACKETT 
THOMAS DOWNEY 



REPORT 



STATE BOAED OF CHAEITT 



Part I 



Geneeal Woek of the Boaed 



GENEEAL WOEK OF THE BOAED. 



ORGANIZATION. 

There has been but one change in the membership of the 
Eoard during the last official year. Charles Y. Donnelly, whose 
term of office expired June 7, 1907, declined reappointment, 
and Thomas Downey of Boston was appointed his successor. 

In the retirement of Mr. Donnelly the Board loses the effi- 
cient service of a lawyer of distinction and one long active in 
public and private charitable affairs. Mr. Donnelly was a mem- 
ber of the Board from the time of its establishment in 1879 as 
the State Board of Health, Lunacy and Charity. He became 
its Chairman in 1884, and continued in that office until ill 
health compelled his withdrawal. During the last few years 
the condition of his health prevented his attendance at the meet- 
ings, but did not deprive the Board of the valuable counsel 
which he was always ready to give. His fellow members greatly 
regret the necessity which has required his official parting from 
them, and they are glad to enter here the words of the Chief 
Magistrate of the Commonwealth in his reply to Mr. Donnelly's 
letter of resignation : — 

It is with unfeigned regret that I learn that the condition of 
your health renders it necessary for you to retire from the State 
Board of Charity. For no other cause could I be persuaded to 
accept the resignation of one whose labors of love on this important 
commission have been of such high value to the Commonwealth. 

It is given to few to serve for a full generation on one of the 
most important of our State Boards. It is given to fewer to fill 
that generation with such useful work as you have performed for 
the Commonwealth. Your clear imderstanding, keen sense of 
justice and tender sympathy for the suffering have found full scope 
in this important position. 

In retiring from the Boards be assured that you carry with you 
not merely^ the gratitude and high esteem of one who happens to 



4 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

hold the position of Chief Executive at this time, but also, I feel 
sure, the warm respect and regard of every citizen of the Common- 
wealth. 

The present membership of the Board is as follows : — 

Leontixe Lincoln", Fall Eiver, Chairman. 
Laban Pratt, Boston, V ice-Chairman. 
Miss Frances Greely Curtis, Boston. 
Charles H. Adams, Melrose. 
David F. Tilley, Boston. 
Charles R. Johnson, Worcester. 
Abraham C. Ratshesky, Boston. 
Jeffrey R. Brackett, Boston. 
Thomas Downey, Boston. 

The Standing Committees of the Board are as follows : — 

Committee of General Visitation and Inspection: Mr. Pratt, Mr. 
Tilley, Mr. Downey, and the Chairman. 

Committee on State Adult Poor: Mr. Johnson, Mr. Pratt, Mr. 
Adams, Mr. Ratshesky, Mr. Downey, and the Chairman. 

Committee on State Minor Wards: Miss Curtis, Mr. Tilley,. 
Mr. Adams, Mr. Brackett, Mr. Ratshesky, and the Chairman. 

Committee on Inspection of Almshouses: Mr. Tilley, Mr. 
Pratt, Miss Curtis, Mr. Johnson, and the Chairman. 

Committee on Finance: The Chairman, Mr. Pratt, Mr. Adams,. 
Mr. Ratshesky. 

Executive Committee: Mr. Lincoln, Mr. Pratt, Mr. Johnson,. 
Miss Curtis, Mr. Tilley. 

The Chairman of the Board is, ex officio, a member of each 
of the Standing Committees. 

The Executive Committee consists of the Chairman, the Vice- 
Chairman, and the Chairmen of the Standing Committees. 

The Clerk and Auditor of the Board is John D. Wells. The 
Superintendent of State Adult Poor is Joshua F. Lewis, M.D. 
The Superintendent of State Minor Wards is James E. Fee. 
In addition to these officers the Board employs a paid force of 
thirty-six men and forty-three women, and receives the gratui- 
tous services of fifty-nine auxiliary visitors and ninety-seven 
almshouse visitors, all women, and of fifty-nine probation visit- 
ors, all men. 



Part I.] GENEKAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 5 

DUTIES OF THE BOARD. 

The duties of the Board fall under two heads, viz., super- 
Tision and administration. 

Supervision. 

The duties of supervision comprise : — 

a. The visitation and inspection of the State charitable in- 
stitutions, for the purposes of securing the best possible care of 
their inmates, of making more effective and economical the sys- 
tem of State charity, and of reporting annually to the Governor 
and Council. 

h. The publication of the results of visitation and inspection, 
of significant data regarding the number of paupers and the 
cost of public poor relief, and of other matters of public con- 
cern relating to such relief. 

c. Recommendations to the Legislature for changes in old 
laws and the enactment of new ones, for the purpose of im- 
proving the system of public aid. 

a. Visitation. 
The direct visitation of the institutions is made by members 
of the Board, by the Board's Superintendents of State Adult 
Poor and State Minor Wards, and by other ofiicials charged 
with this particular duty. The State Hospital at Tewksbury, 
the State Farm at Bridgewater, and the Massachusetts State 
.'Sanatorium at Rutland are visited by the Board's Standing 
Committee of General Visitation and Inspection at least twice 
■every year, and monthly by the Superintendent of State Adult 
Poor. The Lyman School for Boys at Westborough, the State 
-Industrial School for Girls at Lancaster, and the Massachusetts 
Hospital School at Canton are visited by the Board's Standing 
Committee at least twice a year, and monthly by the Superin- 
tendent of State Minor Wards. The County Truant Schools at 
Lawrence, Springfield, ^N'orth Chelmsford, Walpole, Roxbury,. 
and Oakdale are visited from time to time by the Superintend- 
ent of State Minor Wards. (For reports on these institutions 
;see pp. 26 et seq.) 



6 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

The Board is also charged with the duty of visiting all the 
city and town almshouses. For this purpose an inspector is 
employed, under the direction of a Standing Committee of the 
Board. The inspector makes regular annual visits to every alms- 
house, followed by detailed reports of such visits; and makes 
many special visits besides. Frequent visits are also made by 
members of the Board. In addition to this, there are employed 
in a large proportion of the towns having almshouses — and it is 
exjDected will be finally employed in all such towns — ■ women 
visitors, who give their services without pay, and whose chief 
office is that of personal sympathy and comfort for the inmates^ 

Abstracts of the inspector's visits and a general statement 
with regard to the almshouses will be found in Part III of this 
Report. Notwithstanding the continued existence of certain 
defects and the occasional failure of voters and officials to apjDre- 
ciate the importance of maintaining satisfactory almshouses^ 
during the seven years since the passage of the law specifically 
providing for almshouse visitation there has been a steadily 
increasing feeling of confidence in the Board's work on the part 
of Overseers of the Poor, and a steady improvement in alms- 
house conditions. 

Of the 197 almshouses, the large majority have wooden build- 
ings. About three-quarters of them are provided with sitting- 
rooms and bath-rooms, either fully or partly equipped. One 
hundred and twenty-one have water-closets. Three-quarters of 
them are heated by steam, hot air, or hot water, and the re- 
mainder by stoves. One-quarter are lighted by electricity, a 
very few by gas, and the remainder by oil. In nearly all cases 
where fire-escapes are a matter of importance they are provided. 
Only 35 almshouses have special hospital accommodations. The 
whole number of inmates of all the almshouses at the time of 
visitation was 4,324, viz., 2,402 men, 1,829 women, and 93 
children, or persons under twenty-one years of age. ' The whole 
number of inmates of all the almshouses during the year was 
8,442. Of the number at time of visitation, there were 93 under 
21 years of age; 429 between 21 and 40 ; 1,261 between 40 and 
50; rnd 2,541 over 60. There were 3,868 reported as perma- 
nent and 456 as temporary; and 2,782 were stated to have rela- 
tives in town. Friends and relatives paid for the board of 99. 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 7 

Weekly bathing was generally required. Work of greater or less 
value was done by a total of 376 inmates. In all the almshouses 
there was a total of 860 defective inmates, of whom 275 were re- 
ported as idiotic, 57 epileptic, 471 crippled, 12 blind, 13 insane, 
12 idiotic and crippled, 5 blind and crippled, 2 epileptic and idi- 
otic, 1 feeble-minded and crippled, 1 feeble-minded, 1 feeble- 
minded and blind, 7 epileptic and crippled, 1 deaf, blind and 
crippled, 1 deaf and dumb, and 1 blind and deaf. There was a 
total of 139 consumptive cases, who in the large majority of 
instances received special treatment and diet. Almshouse offi- 
cials are gradually but surely becoming persuaded of the neces- 
sity of separating consumptives from other almshouse inmates, 
and of providing the best possible treatment and care for them. 
The number of vagrants in almshouses has steadily decreased 
from 34,564 in 1901 to 3,127 during the last year. Two years 
ago 89 almshouses cared for 15,491 vagrants, a year ago 61 
almshouses cared for a total of 7,900, and during the last year 26 
almshouses cared for 3,127. This reduction has been accom- 
plished both by new legislation and by a stricter enforcement of 
the law. The almshouses had a total of over 19,000 acres, of 
which, during the last year, near 6,000 were tilled. Milk was 
produced at 155 almshouses, and vegetables of various kinds in 
nearly all of them. The total cost of new buildings during the 
year was $37,500, and the cost of improvements about $30,000. 

The Board may visit and inspect all places where town pau- 
pers are provided for in families, and is especially required to 
visit all minor children who are placed out by State Boards or 
institutions or are supported at the expense of any city or town. 
It is authorized to make any investigation with regard to the 
condition of such children it may think proper, and to have pri- 
vate interviews with them at its discretion. 

Under the legislation of 1906, the Board supervises the pro- 
bation work for children in all courts of the State. Eor this 
purpose an officer of special training and experience was tem- 
porarily employed a year ago. The work is now done by the 
Board's regular court officers, and will be further developed 
and extended. 

Under a special provision of law, the Secretary of the Com- 
monwealth is authorized to refer to the Board, for its examina- 



8 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

tion and report of facts, every application for a certificate of 
incorporation of any charitable corporation for the care of 
minor children. During the year the Board made investigation 
and report on applications for the incorporation of the Colum- 
bus Day ^N'ursery of South Boston, the South Boston Day Nurs- 
ery, the Brockton Day Nursery, and the Hillside School at 
Greenwich. 

Under the provisions of chapter 271 of the Acts of 1907, the 
Board is given new powers with regard to the annual estimates 
of the several institutions under its supervision, and for this 
purpose a special officer has been recently appointed, who gives 
his whole time to the visitation of the institutions concerned, 
and to a study of their financial methods and their expenditures 
in detail. His work has already resulted in the adoption of a 
new and uniform system of purchasing, receiving, and issuing 
goods at the Lyman School for Boys, the State Industrial School 
for Girls, the Massachusetts State Sanatorium, and the Massa- 
chusetts Hospital School; and the information secured through 
his agency will, when fully developed, enable the Board to pass 
upon the annual estimates of the Trustees of the institutions 
with full knowledge of their several rates of expenditure. 

The same law requires the Board to inspect and approve all 
plans and specifications for new buildings and alterations of 
old buildings in these institutions involving an expenditure of 
more than $2,000 ; and another law, passed the same year, re- 
quires both preliminary as well as final plans to be presented 
by the Trustees to the Board for its consideration and action, 
before the first of November of each year. 

h. Publication. 
The several cities and towns of the Commonwealth are re- 
quired to make annual returns to the Board, within the month 
of April of each year, of the number and cost of the persons to 
whom they have furnished support or temporary relief, under 
the penalty of one dollar for each day's delay in making such 
return after April 30. Cases of full support are reported in 
detail, and from data thus provided a continuous record cover- 
ing many years has been obtained for each city and town in the 
State. Cases of temporary relief or partial support are re- 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 9 

ported, not in detail, but in classified summaries. For both 
full and partial support the receipts and expenses are reported in 
considerable detail, whether it be at the town almshouses, at other 
institutions, public or private, or in private families. The tabu- 
lation of facts thus reported is made by an officer of many years' 
experience, and is published at the end of Part III of this 
Report, in the form of what is known as the '^ Pauper Ab- 
stract." 

For the year ending March 31, 1906, it appears that 11,593 
different persons received full support some part of the year; 
the average number being 6,433, and the number remaining 
6,549. For the year ending March 31, 1907, the whole number 
reported was 11,405, the average number 5,838, and the number 
remaining 6,176. Excluding from the pauper enumeration of 
previous years persons supported by cities and towns at the in- 
sane hospitals, as they are now excluded, it will appear that the 
numbers for the past year are lower than for any year since 
1892. In that year the average was 5,789; in 1897 it was 
6,426; in 1902, 6,937; and in 1907, about 6,050, as explained 
below. 

Of the average number of 5,838 fully supported in 1906-07, 
4,224 were maintained in the local almshouses, 645 in various 
other institutions. State and private, — • and 969 in private fami- 
lies ; while in 1905-06 the average number of 6,433 were dis- 
tributed, — 4,547 in almshouses, 859 in other institutions, and 
1,027 in private families. There appears to have been a de- 
crease of 323 in the average almshouse population, of 214 in 
the number at other institutions, and of 58 in private families. 
At the almshouses and in private families the decrease is real, 
in the other institutions it is apparent only, the true average 
being about 6,050. The reduced number is almost wholly due 
to the omission from the year's enumeration of persons hereto- 
fore supported by certain of the cities — especially Boston — 
at the School for the Feeble-minded, pending the determina- 
tion by the courts of their responsibility for support. The real 
decrease in the average number in 1906-07 from that of the 
previous year, as nearly as can yet be ascertained, is 383, or 
about 6 per cent. 

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10 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

as 58,358, the estimated average number being 19,241. For 
1906-07 the whole number was 52,867 and the average 18,161, 
— the smallest for many years. 

Vagrants also have been fewer the past year, the returns for 
1906-07 showing but 26,224 cases of vagrancy, or total number 
of lodgings furnished, against 44,003 in 1905-06. The larger 
part in both years occurred in the city of Boston. 

The total expenditures of the cities and to^^ois for the poor in 
1906-07 were $2,401,930, viz.: for full support $1,286,541, 
for partial support $940,043, and for administration $175.346 ; 
in 1905-06 the total was $2,519,658, viz.: for full support 
$1,355,416, for partial support $994,180, and for administra- 
tion $170,062. The latter class of expenses alone shows an 
increase within the past year, while the total expenditure has 
largely diminished. The net expenses of 1906-07 were $1,887,- 
259, and of 1905-06 $2,006,993. In 1891-92 the net expenses, 
excluding sujDport in insane hospitals, were approximately 
$1,459,675, in 1896-97 $1,730,560, and in 1901-02 $1,459,- 
675, showing a steady increase without corresponding increase 
in the numbers supported or relieved in the past fifteen years. 

The net cost of maintaining the town almshouses in 1906-07 
has been $746,403 ; in 1905-06 it was $800,788. Further sums, 
however, to the amount of $80,583 in 1906-07, and $44,940 
in 1905-06, were expended for new buildings and for improve- 
ments, making the aggregate cost for 1906-07 $826,986, and 
for 1905-06 $845,728. The average weekly cost of each pauper 
in the almshouses was practically the same in each year, — $3.39 
on the basis of the net current expenses. For maintenance in 
other institutions the cities and towns expended the net sum of 
$99,689 for an average of 645 in 1906-07, and $130,132 for 
859 persons in 1905-06, — an average weekly cost of $2.97 in 
1906-07, and of $2.91 in 1905-06. 

The net expense of support in private families in 1906-07, for 
an average of 969 persons, was $129,309, or a weekly cost of 
$2.56 for each; in 1905-06 for an average of 1,027 persons the 
expense was $133,698, an average weekly rate of $2.50. 

On the whole, therefore, there has been in 1906-07 a marked 
decrease in the numbers requiring support or relief from the 
cities and towns, while on the contrary there has been some in- 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 11 

crease in the average expenditure for both full support cases 
and partial support cases, except at the local almshouses, where 
the average cost remains the same as in 1905-06. The decrease 
in the numbers supported or relieved has, however, diminished 
the aggregate net expenses by $119,734 as compared with 
1905-06. 

State paupers who are fully supported are found in the State 
Hospital and the State Farm. Each of these institutions has 
a large number of insane inmates, not now classed as paupers, 
and in addition the State Farm contains inmates under indeter- 
minate sentence for drunkenness, vagrancy, and other offences, 
— a class now constituting nearly 60 per cent, of the popula- 
tion of the institution. The pauper class at the two institutions 
averaged 903 in 1892, 981 in 1897, 1,086 in 1902, and 1,290 
in 1907, an increase of 30 per cent, in the fifteen years. Their 
cost to the State was, approximately, $81,050 in 1892, $56,953 
in 1897, $112,530 in 1902, and $180,948 in 1907. 

State and town paupers fully supported as presented above 
make an aggregate average number of 6,692 in 1892, costing 
approximately $913,301; 7,407 in 1897, costing $1,034,397; 
8,023 in 1902, costing $1,178,966; and 7,340 in 1907, costing 
$1,244,022. These figures will not be found to correspond with 
those of the ^' Pauper Abstract,'' at the end of Part III of this 
Report, for the latter include large numbers of persons depend- 
ent upon the State for support, but not technically paupers. The 
State paupers partially supported and their cost to the State are 
included in the returns of town paupers partially supported, for, 
though paid for by the State on the approval of the State Board 
of Charity, they are relieved directly by the local officials. 

All private charitable corporations whose personal property 
is exempt from taxation are required to make annual returns to 
the Board, in such form as it may prescribe. Abstracts of these 
returns constitute Part II of this Report. 

It appears that there were 584 corporations coming under 
this head, of which 64 failed to make any return, 38 were not 
in active operation, — generally because they had not accumu- 
lated sufficient funds for the purpose, — 13 had not completed 
their first year of operation, and the remaining 469 made prac- 



12 STATE BOARD OF CHAMTY. [P. D. 17. 

tically complete reports. Their total valuation was $49,776,- 
4o7.S7, viz., property owned and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $21,299,496.24; investments, $28,476,941.63. Their 
chief sources of income were: subscriptions and donations, 
$1,493,230.50; bequests, $1,084,281.80; income from invest- 
ments, $1,296,511.20; paying and partly paying beneficiaries, 
$1,825,117.29; the balance being made up from fairs, sales, 
industries, and various forms of entertainments, and, in a few 
instances, by sales of investments and by loans. Their chief 
items of expense were: salaries and wages, $1,807,672.70; pro- 
visions and supplies, $1,985,717.43 ; repairs and improvements, 
$540,666.07; all other expenses, $1,946,382.78. The whole 
number of beneficiaries reported was 539,757, besides 5,176 
families, of whom over 270,000 were aided free, the remainder 
either paying or partly paying for the service rendered. Thus 
it appears that, at a total expense of between six and seven mil- 
lion dollars, about 300,000. persons received charitable aid from 
these several corporations, in addition to nearly ^as many more 
who fully or partly paid for the service rendered them. It also 
appears that nearly $30,000,000 of personal property was ex- 
empted from taxation, on the ground that the corporations in 
question were dispensers of charity. 

In view of this fact, and also considering that inquiries con- 
tinue to be made concerning the financial and general stand- 
ing of these institutions, by persons personally interested in in- 
mates, and by others desiring to make gifts and bequests to 
them, the Board remains of the opinion that some provision 
should be made for more definite information regarding thenl 
than can be obtained from their written or printed reports. 

In addition to its full Annual Report, of which 2,000 copies 
are printed, there are issued under the law for the use of the 
Board 500 copies of so much of the Report as relates to the 
city and town almshouses and statistics of paupers supported 
by cities and towns, and 1,000 copies of so much of the Report 
as relates to returns made by certain charitable corporations. 
Last year a manual was printed concerning the juvenile de- 
linquent law. There is now in preparation, under the provi- 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 13 

sions of legislation of 1907, a mannal of all laws concerning 
the charities of the State. The Board subscribes for and cir- 
culates a limited number of copies of the Annual Proceedings of 
the N'ational Conference of Charities and Correction. It is 
also slowly accumulating a library of publications relating to 
special subjects of charity, for the use of its members and em- 
ployees. 

c. Legislation. 
. In its last Annual Report the Board presented the following 
recommendations for legislative action : — 

1. That plans for new almshouse buildings, or for reconstruction 
of old almshouses, by cities and to^ms^ be submitted to the State 
'Board of Charity for its approval. 

2. That additional provision be made for the care of delinquent 
boys between the ages of fifteen and eighteen years, other than at 
the Concord Reformatory. 

3. That assistant probation officers for children be appointed 
by the Courts. 

4. That parents of children committed by the Courts may be 
required to pay for the children's support. 

5. That separate provision be made for the care of minor chil- 
dren who must be kept at the State Hospital. 

6. That transfers from the Lyman School to the Concord Re- 
formatory be made by Court commitment only. 

7. That the State Board of Charity be authorized to prepare and 
print a manual of laws relating to the administration of the chari- 
ties of the Commonwealth. 

Laws embodying the results of some of these recommenda- 
tions, and other laws affecting the Board, passed by the Legis- 
lature of 190Y, were as follows: — 

[Acts of 1907, Chapter 137.] 

An Act to define more cleaely the jurisdiction of the bos- 
ton .JUVENILE COURT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. N'othing contained in chapter four hundred and 
eighty-nine of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and six, being 
'^ An Act to establish a juvenile court '\ shall be construed to 
transfer from or prevent vesting in any court or justices except the 



U STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

mnnieipal court of the city of Boston and the justices thereof, any 
jurisdiction, authority or powers whatsoever. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 21, 1907. 

[Acts of 1907, Chapter 158.] 

An Act to provide for the payment of witness fees, and ex- 
penses OF officers, in cases of neglected, wayward and 

DELINQUENT CHILDREN. 

Be it enacted, etc., a^ follows: 

Section 1. All laws in relation to the payment of witness fees, 
and to the payment of expenses of officers, in criminal cases, shall 
apply in cases arising under chapter three hundred and thirty-four 
of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and three, or under chapter 
four hundred and thirteen of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and six. The pa3Tiient of such fees and of such expenses, in cases 
arising under either of said chapters before the passage of this act, 
is hereby authorized, confirmed and made valid. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 1, 1907. 

[Acts of 1907, Chapter 183.] 

An Act to authorize the state board of health to define 

WHAT diseases ARE TO BE DEEMED DANGEROUS TO THE PUBLIC 
HEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The state board of health is hereby authorized and 
directed to define what diseases shall be deemed to be " dangerous 
to the public health '', as the term is used in chapter two hundred 
and thirteen of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and two. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 8, 1907. 

[Acts of 1907, Chapter 194.] 

Ax Act to change the name of the Worcester county truant 

SCHOOL to the WORCESTER COUNTY TRAINING SCHOOL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Worcester County Truant School at West 
Boylston, shall hereafter be called the Worcester County Training 
School. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 12, 1907. 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 15 

[Acts of 1907, Chapter 195.] 

An Act to provide for securing the attendance at court of 

parents and others in cases of juvenile offenders and 

otpier minors. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. If, at any time during the pendency of any case 
before any court or magistrate against a child under seventeen 
years of age, whether it be pending adjudication or during contin- 
uances or probation, or after the case has been taken from the files, 
the court or magistrate desires the presence of any parent or guar- 
dian of said child, or any person with whom said child resides, the 
court or magistrate may summon such parent, guardian or person, 
in the manner provided in section four of chapter four hundred 
and thirteen of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and six. 

Section 2. If any person to whom a summons is issued under 
the preceding section or under section four of said chapter four 
hundred and thirteen, or under section one of chapter three hun- 
dred and thirty-four of the a(5ts of the year nineteen hundred and 
three, fails to appear in response to such summons, the court or 
magistrate which issued the summons may issue a capias to compel 
the attendance of such person, and such capias shall be issued and 
served in the same manner as a capias to compel the attendance of 
witnesses who have failed to appear on a subpoena issued in behalf 
of the Commonwealth in a criminal case. 

Approved March 12, 1907. 

[Acts of 1907, Chapter 222.] 

An Act relative to the admission of persons to the Massa- 
chusetts STATE SANATORIUM. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. In the admission of persons to the Massachusetts 
state sanatorium preference shall be given to those applicants who 
are citizens of the Commonwealth. 

Section 2. It shall be the duty of the state board of charity 
to see that this law is enforced. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 20, 1901. 



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[Acts of 1907, Chapter 224.] 

Ax Act relative to the age and schooling certificates re- 
quired FOR MINORS committed TO THE LYMAN SCHOOL FOR BOYS 
AND THE STATE INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL FOR GIRLS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section thirty-one of chapter one hundred and six 
of the Revised Laws, as amended by chapter four hundred and 
thirty-two of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and four, and 
by chapter two hundred and thirteen of the acts of the year nine- 
teen hundred and five, is hereby further amended by adding at the 
end thereof the following : — The certificate of the superintendent 
of the Lyman school for boys or of the state industrial school for 
girls shall be sufficient evidence as to the age a-nd ability to read 
at sight and to ^vrite legibl}^ simple sentences in the English lan- 
guage, of a child who has been an inmate of such school, — so as to 
read as follows: — Section 31. An age or schooling certificate 
shall not be approved unless satisfactory evidence is furnished by a 
certificate of birth or baptism of such minor, or by the register of 
birth of such minor with a city or town clerk, that such minor is 
of the age stated in the certificate, except that other evidence, under 
oath, may be accepted in case the superintendent or person author- 
ized by the school committee, as provided in the preceding section, 
decides that neither the certificate of birth or baptism, nor the 
register of birth is available for the purpose. The certificate of 
the superintendent of the L}mian school for boys or of the state 
industrial school for girls shall be sufficient evidence as to the age 
and ability to read at sight and to write legibly simple sentences in 
the English language, of a child who has been an inmate of such 
school. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 20, 1907. 

[Acts of 1907, Chapter 226.] 

Ax Act to change the name of the Massachusetts school 

AND home for crippled AND DEFORMED CHILDREN TO THE MAS- 
SACHUSETTS HOSPITAL SCHOOL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The name of the Massachusetts School and Home 
for Crippled and Deformed Children, established by chapter four 
hundred and forty-six of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
four, and located in the to^vn of Canton, is hereby changed to the 
Massachusetts Hospital School. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 20, 1907. 



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[Acts of 1907, Chapter 271.] 

An Act relative to the duties of the state board of charity. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The several institutions under the supervision of 
the state board of charity shall submit to said board for its approval, 
annually on or before the fifth day of November, a tabulated state- 
ment of their estimates for the year ensuing. The annual report 
of said board shall contain a properly classified and tabulated state- 
ment of the receipts and expenses of the board, and of each of the 
several state institutions under its supervision for the preceding 
year, and a corresponding classified and tabulated statement of their 
estimates for the year ensuing, including estimates for the ordinary 
expenses, with its opinion as to the necessity or expediency of ap- 
propriations in accordance with said estimates; a concise review 
of the work of the several institutions under the supervision of the 
board for the year preceding, and such suggestions and recom- 
mendations as to said institutions and as to the general interests of 
all persons under its supervision as it considers expedient, together 
with information embodying the experience of this country and 
of other countries relative to the best and most successful methods 
of caring for such persons as come under the supervision of the 
board. 

Section 2. The board shall inspect and approve all plans and 
specifications for new buildings which are to be used by state insti- 
tutions coming under its supervision, and for the extension or 
alteration, involving an expenditure of more than two thousand 
dollars, of existing buildings which are to be or are already so used, 
before such new buildings are erected or such extensions or altera- 
tions are made. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 5, 1907. 

[Acts of 1907, Chapter 362.] 

An Act relative to the arrest and detention of boys and 
girls who have escaped or have been released from the 
lyman school for boys or the state industrial school 
for girls. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. A boy who has been committed to the Lyman school 
for boys or a girl who has been committed to the state industrial 
school for girls, and who has escaped therefrom, may be arrested 
without a warrant by a sheriff, deputy sheriff, constable or police 
officer and may be kept in custody in a suitable place and there 



18 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

detained until such boy or girl may be removed to the school from 
which he or she escaped or was released. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 3, 1907. 



[Acts or 1907, Chapter 386.] 

A2s^ Act relative to compensating the commonv^ealth for 

CARIXG FOR PERSONS INFECTED WITH DISEASES DANGEROUS TO 
THE PUBLIC HEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follotvs: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and thirteen of the acts of 
the year nineteen hundred and two is hereby amended b}^ striking 
out section one and inserting in place thereof the following : — 
Section 1. Reasonable expenses incurred by the board of health 
of a city or town or by the Commonwealth in making the provi- 
sion required by law for persons infected with smallpox or other 
disease dangerous to the public health shall be paid by such person 
or his p*arents if he or they be able to pay, otherwise by the city or 
town in which he has a legal settlement, upon the approval of the 
bill by the board of health of such city or town or by the state 
board of charity; and such settlements shall be determined by the 
overseers of the poor, and by the state board of charity in cases 
cared for by the Commonwealth. If the person has no settlement, 
such expense shall be paid by the Commonwealth, upon the approval 
of bills therefor by the state board of charity. In all cases of per- 
sons having settlements, a written notice sent within the time re- 
quired in the case of aid given to paupers, shall be sent by the board 
of health, or by the officer or board having the powers of a board of 
health in the city or town where the person is sick, to the board 
of health, or to the officer or board having the powers of a board of 
health in the city or tov^n in which such person has a settlement, 
who shall forthwith transmit a copy thereof to the overseers of 
the poor of the place of settlement. In case the person has no 
settlement, such notice shall be given to the state board of health, 
in accordance with the provisions of section fifty-two of chapter 
seventy-five of the Revised Laws. 

Section 2. Section two of said chapter two hundred and thir- 
teen is hereby amended by inserting after the word " diphtheria ", 
in the third line, the words : — tuberculosis, dog bite requiring anti- 
rabic treatment, — so as to read as follows : — Section 2. ISTo per- 
son for whose care and maintenance a city or town or the Common- 
wealth has incurred expense in consequence of smallpox, scarlet 
fever, diphtheria, tuberculosis, dog bite requiring anti-rabic treat- 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 19 

ment^ or other disease dangerous to the public health shall be 
deemed to be a pauper by reason of such expenditure. 
Section" 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 1 , 1907. 



[Acts of 1907, Chapter 474.] 

An Act to provide eor establishing three sanatoriums for 

tubercular patients. 
Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Section 1. The governor, with the advice and consent of the 
council, shall appoint a board of nine persons, one of whom shall 
be a representative of the state board of charity, another of the 
state board of health, and three shall be members of the board of 
trustees of the sanatorium at Rutland, whose duty shall be to select 
and purchase sites, approve plans, make contracts, select superin- 
tendents, and supervise the construction of three sanatoriums for 
tubercular patients, each sanatorium to have accommodations for 
not less than one hundred and fifty patients, and for the necessary 
ofiicers, employees and attendants, and to provide for the equip- 
ment and furnishing of said buildings, one to be located in north- 
eastern Massachusetts, another to be located in southeastern Massa- 
chusetts and the third in the Connecticut valley. When the said 
sanatoriums have been completed, and the governor has issued a 
proclamation declaring them ready for the admission of patients 
as hereinafter provided, the representatives of the board of charity, 
and of the board of health designated above, shall cease to act, and 
the administration of the three sanatoriums shall be vested in the 
remaining seven, who shall act as a board of trustees. 

Section 2. The members of said board shall hold office, two 
for the term of five years, two for the term of four years, one for the 
term of three years, one for the term of two years and one for 
the term of one year, beginning with the second Monday in June 
in the year nineteen hundred and seven, and until their respective 
successors are appointed and qualified. In the years nineteen hun- 
dred and eleven and nineteen hundred and twelve, and in every 
fifth year thereafter, two members shall be appointed, and in 
every other year one member shall be appointed. Each member 
shall hold office for the term of five years, beginning with the sec- 
ond Monday in June in the year of his appointment. The governor 
may, with the advice and consent of the council, remove any member 
of said board, and may appoint any person to fill for the unexpired 
term any vacancy occurring by resignation or removal, or for any 
other cause. 



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Section 3. The lands held by said trustees in trust for the Com- 
monwealth for the use of said sanatoriums as hereinafter provided 
shall not be taken for a highway, railway or railroad without leave 
of the legislature specially obtained. 

Section 4. The said trustees shall be a corporation for the same 
purposes for which the trustees of each of the state insane hospitals 
are made a corporation by section twenty-three of chapter eighty- 
seven of the Revised Laws. 

Section 5. The expenditure for carr3'ing out the purposes of 
this act shall not exceed three hundred thousand dollars. No ex- 
penditure shall be made for the erection of buildings except for 
plans therefor, until such plans have been approved by the governor 
and council, and no such approval shall be given unless the gov- 
ernor and council are convinced that the cost of the real estate 
and the erection of the buildings, and the equipment and furnish- 
ing of the same ready for occupancy, will not exceed three hun- 
dred thousand dollars. The trustees shall have authority to make 
all contracts and to employ all agents necessary to carry into effect 
the provisions of this act. 

Section 6. Said trustees shall have the same powers and shall 
be required to perform the same duties in the management and 
control of said sanatoriums which are vested in and required of the 
trustees of the various state hospitals under authority of chapter 
eighty-seven of the Revised Laws. 

Section 7. When the buildings constructed under the provisions 
of this act are so far completed that in the opinion of said trustees 
they may properly be used for the purpose aforesaid, the trustees 
shall notify the governor, who shall thereupon issue his proclama- 
tion establishing the said sanatoriums. 

Section 8. The trustees shall receive no compensation for their 
services, but they shall be reimbursed from the treasury of the 
Commonwealth for all expenses actually incurred by them in the 
performance of their official duties. 

Section 9. The trustees may appoint the physicians, assistants 
and employees necessary for the proper administration of the affairs 
of said sanatoriums, and may incur all expenses necessary for the 
maintenance of the same. They may also establish out patient 
departments, and may disseminate information as to the best 
methods of combating the disease. 

Section 10. The charges for the support of each inmate in a 
state sanatorium shall be four dollars a week, and shall be j^aid 
quarterly. Such charges for those not having known settlements 
in the Commonwealth shall be paid by the Commonwealth, and 
may afterward be recovered by the treasurer and receiver general 
of the patients, if they are able to pay, or of any person or kindred 
bound by law to maintain them, or of the place of their settlement 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 21 

subsequently ascertained; but for those having known settlements 
in this Commonwealth, the charges shall be paid either by the 
persons bound to pay them, or by the place in which such inmates 
had their settlement, unless security to the satisfaction of the 
trustees is given for their support. If any person or place re- 
fuses or neglects to pay such charges the treasurer and receiver 
general may recover the same to the use of the sanatorium, as pro- 
vided in section seventy-nine of chapter eighty-seven of the Revised 
Laws. A city or town which pays the charges for the support of 
•an inmate of a state sanatorium shall have like rights and remedies 
to recover the amount thereof, with interest and costs, from the 
place of his settlement or from such person of sufficient ability, or 
from any person bound by law to maintain him, as if such charges 
had, been incurred in the ordinary support of such inmate. 

Section 11. There shall be a thorough visitation of said sana- 
toriums by two of the trustees thereof monthly, and by a majority 
of them quarterly, and by the whole board semi-annually, and at, 
or immediately after, each visitation a written report of the state 
of the institution shall be drawn up, which shall be presented at 
the annual meeting to be held between the first day of October and 
the first day of November. At the annual meeting the trustees 
shall make a detailed report in the manner required of the trustees 
of the state insane hospitals, and shall audit the report of the treas- 
urer, which shall be presented at said annual meeting, and shall 
transmit it with their annual report to the governor and council. 

Section 12. The accounts and books of the treasurer shall at all 
times be open to the inspection of the trustees. 

Section 13. For the purpose of meeting the expenses that may 
be incurred under the provisions of this act the treasurer and re- 
ceiver general is hereby authorized, with the approval of the gov- 
pernor and council, to issue scrip or certificates of indebtedness to an 
amount not exceeding three hundred thousand dollars, for a term 
not exceeding thirty years. Such scrip or certificates of indebted- 
ness shall be issued as registered bonds or with interest coupons 
attached, shall bear interest, not exceeding four per cent per annum, 
payable semi-annually on the first days of May and November, 
shall be designated on the face thereof. Hospitals for Consumptives 
Loan, shall be countersigned by the governor, and shall be deemed 
a pledge of the faith and credit of the Commonwealth, and the 
principal and interest shall be paid at the times specified therein 
in gold coin of the United States or its equivalent. The said scrip 
or certificates of indebtedness shall be sold and disposed of at 
public auction, or in such other mode, and at such times and prices, 
■and in such amounts, the rate of interest not to exceed the rate 
■above specified, as shall be deemed best by the treasurer and receiver 
.general; but none of said bonds shall be sold at less than the par 



22 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. , [P. D. 17. 

value thereof. The sinking fund established b}^ chapter three hun- 
dred and ninety-one of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and 
seventy-four, known as the Prison and Hospital Loan Sinking 
Fund, shall also be maintained for the purpose of extinguishing 
bonds issued under the authority of this act, and the treasurer and 
receiver general shall apportion thereto from year to year an amount 
sufficient with the accumulations of said fund to extinguish at ma- 
turity the debt incurred by the issue of the securities hereby au- 
thorized. The amount necessary to meet the annual sinking fund 
requirements and to pa}^ the interest on said loan shall be raised 
by taxation from year to year. 

Section 14. The state board of charit}^ shall have general super- 
vision of said sanatoriums, and shall, when so directed by the 
governor, assume and exercise the powers of the board of trustees 
thereof in any matter relating to the management of the same. 

Section 15. Upon the completion of the sanatoriums as herein 
provided, the trustees shall assume and exercise all the powers and 
duties in respect to the sanatorium at Rutland now pertaining to 
the trustees of that institution, and upon such completion, the 
powers of the said last named trustees, in respect to the said sana- 
torium, shall cease. 

Section 16. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved June k, 1907. 

[Acts of 1907, Chapter 405.] 

Ax Act eelative to the adoption of children and the change 

OF NAMES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section three of chapter one hundred and fifty-four 
of the Revised Laws is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof 
the words : — and if the child is supported by a city or to^vn, 
notice shall also be given to the overseers of the poor thereof, and 
in the city of Boston said notice shall be given both to the overseers 
of the poor and to the trustees for children, — so as to read as fol- 
lows : — Section 3. The consent of the persons named in the pre- 
ceding section, other than the child or her husband, if any, shall 
not be required if the person to be adopted is of full age, nor shall 
the consent of any such person other than the child be required if 
such person is adjudged by the court hearing the petition to be 
hopelessly insane, or is imprisoned in the state prison or in a house 
of correction in this Commonwealth under sentence for a term 
of which more than three years remain unexpired at the date of 
the petition ; or if he has wilfully deserted and neglected to provide 
proper care and maintenance for such child for two years last pre- 
ceding the date of the petition ; or if he has suffered such child to 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 23 

be supported for more than two years continnoiisly, prior to the 
petition, by an incorporated charitable institution or as a pauper by 
a city or town or by the Commonwealth ; or if he has been sentenced 
to imprisonment for drunkenness upon a third conviction within 
one year and neglects to provide proper care and maintenance for 
such child ; or if such person has been convicted of being a common 
night walker or a lewd, wanton and lascivious person, and neglects 
to provide proper care and maintenance for such child. A giving 
up in writing of a child, for the purpose of adoption, to an incor- 
porated charitable institution shall operate as a consent to any 
adoption subsequently approved by such institution. Notice of 
the petition shall be given to the state board of charity, if the child 
is supported as a pauper by a city or town or by the Commonwealth, 
and if the child is supported by a city or town, notice shall also be 
given to the overseers of the poor thereof, and in the city of Boston 
said notice shall be given both to the overseers of the poor and to 
the trustees for children. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May IJf, 1907. 

[Acts of 1907, Chaptek 411.] 

An Act to provide for the cases oe children in the boston 
juvenile court who become seventeen years of age pending 
adjudication and during continuances and probation. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Boston juvenile court shall have the same pow- 
ers and authority over all children who become seventeen years of 
age pending adjudication on their cases, or during continuances 
or probation, or after their cases have been placed on file, which it 
would have had prior to their becoming seventeen years of age : 
provided, that nothing herein contained shall be construed to au- 
thorize the commitment of any child over seventeen years of age 
to the state industrial school for girls at Lancaster, and that noth- 
ing herein contained shall give said court any power or authoritv 
over said children after they become eighteen years of age. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May IJf, 1907. 

[Acts of 1907, Chapter 520.] 

An Act relative to the construction and improvement of 

buildings at state and other institutions. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Preliminary plans, specifications and at least one 
reliable estimate of the cost of any new construction, including 



24 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

plumbing, heating, lighting, ventilating and equipment, or altera- 
tion or repair of existing construction at an expense exceeding 
two thousand dollars, for which it is intended to petition the gen- 
eral court for an appropriation of money, shall be submitted, on or 
before November first next preceding the legislative session in which 
it is intended to request the consideration thereof, to the state board 
which has supervision of the institution, public or private, for which 
such work is proposed. Said state board may require such modifi- 
cations thereof and additions thereto and such additional informa- 
tion as it may deem necessary. 

Section 2. After the approval of said preliminary plans and 
specifications by said state board, working plans, specifications and 
at least one reliable estimate of the cost of the proposed work shall 
be procured by the trustees of the institution, and shall be sub- 
mitted on or before said November first to said state board for its 
approval. Said state board may employ expert assistance in its 
consideration thereof, and may recommend such modifications of 
and additions to said working plans and specifications as it may 
deem necessary, and if said working plans, specifications and esti- 
mate shall be submitted to the legislature without its approval, it 
shall recommend to the committees by whom such new construction, 
alteration or repairs shall be considered such modifications and addi- 
tions as it may deem advisable, with its reasons therefor. All work 
to be done by persons regularly employed at the institution shall 
be excepted from the provisions of this section. 

Section" 3. Copies of said working plans and specifications rela- 
tive to work for which an appropriation has been made shall be 
filed with said state board, and shall not be modified except with 
its approval in writing. The trustees shall solicit bids for the per- 
formance of such work by advertising in a reasonable number of 
newspapers, and shall award the contract to the lowest responsible 
and eligible bidder; but no contract shall be awarded for a sum 
exceeding the appropriation available therefor. Any petition sub- 
ject to the provisions of this act and presented without compliance 
therewith shall be referred to the next general court, unless it shall 
be admitted for immediate consideration under the rules governing 
the admission of new business after the expiration of the time limit 
for its introduction. 

Section 4. Any petition for an appropriation of money by the 
Commonwealth for such new construction, alteration or repair at 
an institution which is not under the supervision of a state board 
shall be accompanied by working plans, specifications, and at least 
three reliable estimates of its cost for submission to the committees 
of the legislature by whom it shall be considered; otherwise it shall 
be referred to the next general court, according to the provisions 
of section three. 



Parti.] GENEEAL WOKK OF THE BOAKD. 25 

Section 5. To meet the expenses incurred under the provisions 
of section two on account of state institutions^ and on account of 
the Massachusetts School for the Feeble-Minded and the Hospital 
Cottages for Children, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars 
may annually be expended. Bills of such expenses shall not be 
paid until they have been approved by said state board. 

Section 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved June 15, 1907. 

[Resolves or 1907, Chapter 45.] 

Eesolve to authoeize the state boaed of chaeitt to peepaee 
and publish a manual of laws conceening the chaeities 
of the commonwealth. 

Resolved, That the state board of charity is hereby authorized to 
prepare and publish a manual of laws concerning the charities of 
the Commonwealth^, at an expense not exceeding five hundred dol- 
lars. 

Approved April 13, 1907. 

[Resolves of 1907, Chapter 121.] 

Eesolve to peoyide foe an investigation and eepoet bt the 
state boaed of chaeity eelative to the establishment of 
an industeial school foe boys. 

Resolved, That the state board of charity is hereby instructed to 
investigate the needs of the establishment of an industrial school 
for boys for the industrial training, instruction and reformatory 
treatment of such boys as are now excluded from the Lyman school 
for boys by the age limit upon commitment thereto. The board 
shall consider proper sites for such a school and all matters incident 
thereto, and report to the next general court not later than January 
first, nineteen hundred and eight. Said report shall be accompanied 
by w^orking plans, specifications, and at least three reliable esti- 
mates of its cost. The board may expend in carrying out the pro- 
visions of this resolve a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars. 

Approved June 21, 1907. 

The Board's principal recommendations for legislation dur- 
ing the present session are an extension of the probation system 
for children and an enlargement of the juvenile court system. 



2(> STATE BOARD OF CIIAKITY. [P. D. 17. 

The State Institutions. 

The State institutions under the supervision of the Board are : 
the State Hospital at Tewksbury; the State Farm at Bridge- 
water ; the Lynian School for Boys at Westborough ; the State 
Industrial School for Girls at Lancaster; the Massachusetts 
State Sanatorium at Rutland; and the Massachusetts Hospital 
School at Canton. 

The State Hospital and the State Farm are under the direc- 
tion of the following Board of Trustees: Joseph A. Smart, 
Andover, Chairman; Payson W. Lyman, Fall River, Secretary; 
Mrs. Sarah D. Fiske, Maiden; Mrs. Anna F. Prescott, Mel- 
rose ; Leonard Huntress, M.D., Lowell ; John B. Tivnan, Salem ; 
Emery M. Lowe, Brockton. 

The Trustees of the Lyman and Industrial Schools are : Mel- 
vin H. Walker, Westborough, President; Mrs. Elizabeth G. 
Evans, Boston, Secretary; George H. Carlton, Haverhill; Mrs. 
Susan Channing Lyman, Waltham; James W. McDonald, 
Marlborough; Matthew B. Lamb, Worcester; Carl Dreyfus, 
Boston. 

The Trustees of the Massachusetts State Sanatorium are: 
Jeremiah Smith, Jr., Cambridge, Chairman; John Prentiss 
Rand, M.D., Monson, Secretary; Albert C. Getchell, M.D., 
Worcester; Wellington E. Parkhurst, Clinton; Mrs. Fannie S. 
Russell, Brockton; Mrs. Sylvia B. Knowlton, Newton; Asher 
Hyneman, Boston. 

The Trustees of the Massachusetts Hospital School are: Ed- 
v^ard H. Bradford, M.D., Boston, Chairman; Leonard W. Ross, 
Canton, Secretary; William A. Morrison, M.D., Boston; Alfred 
S. Pinkerton, Worcester; William F. Fitzgerald, Brookline. 



PartL] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD, 



27 



State Hospital^ TeicJcshury. 

John H. Nichols, M.D., Superintendent. 

Receipts and Expenses. 

Dr. 

State appropriations $261,756 84 

Sales, etc 1,152 27 



Ck. 

Salaries, wages, and labor . 

Food 

Clothing and clothing material 

Furnishings 

Fuel and lights . 

Medicines and medical supplies 

Printing, stationery, and office supplies 

Soap and laundry supplies 

Freight, expressage, and transportation 

Tobacco 

Gratuities 

Chapel services and entertainments . 

Funeral expenses .... 

Farm, stable, and grounds . 

Travel, etc., of officials 

Repairs and improvements 

Other expenses . . . . . 

Paid into State treasury 



Average net weekly cost per capita, f 2.73. 
Valuation of land and buildings, |993,066. 



f262,909 11 



$67,994 49 

73,419 31 

13,214 99 

11,207 22 

25,816 74 

12,414 75 

1,625 26 

1,385 53 

8,701 98 

1,616 67 

112 60 

612 68 

602 00 

11,752 56 

713 40 

28,503 33 

2,163 33 

^26 1,756 84 
1,152 27 



f262,909 11 



Numbers. 





Sane 


Insane 


Totals 




® 


a 


CQ 

o 

.s 


1 




a 


CG 


Men 
Women 


u 
o 

s 

i 


1 


Number December 1, 1906 . 


690 


208 


111 


1,009 


177 


394 


571 


867 


602 


111 


1,580 


Admitted during year . 


2,947 


738 


735 


4,420 


9 


102 


111 


2,956 


840 


735 


4,531 


Discharged during year 


2,801 


700 


731 


4,232 


12 


78 


90 


2,813 


778 


731 


4,322 


Number November 30, 1907 . 


836 


246 


115 


1,197 


|1T4 


418 


592 


1,010 


664 


115 


1,789 



Classification of discharges: deaths, 677; removals, 3,645. 
Number of maternity cases, 143; living births, 138. 



28 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

During the year 6,111 persons were cared for. The largest 
number under care at any time was 2,017, and the smallest 
1,532 ; the average Aveekly number was 1,715. Of the whole 
number, 5,057 were treated as patients in hospital; of these, 
3,877 were medical cases and 1,180 surgical cases. Among the 
cases treated were 752 of phthisis, 361 of cardiac disease, 168 
of arterio-sclerosis, 94 of syphilis, 37 of pneumonia, 16 of mea- 
sles, 14 of typhoid fever, 13 of influenza, 11 of diphtheria, and 
4 of scarlet fever. Of the 677 deaths, 188 were from phthisis, 
91 from cardiac diseases, 60 from arterio-sclerosis, 30 from 
cerebral hemorrhage, and 16 from pneumonia. Of the deaths, 
34 were of persons under one year of age, and 157 were of per- 
sons over sixty. There were 274 surgical operations. In the 
out-patient department 2,846 cases were treated, — 2,089 medi- 
cal and 757 surgical. 

In the hospital for tuberculous patients 580 cases were 
treated; 2 were discharged as well, 227 as relieved, 43 as not 
relieved, and 146 died, leaving 162 ^N^ovember 30, 1907. 

Of the 4,531 persons admitted, 1,227 were born in Ireland, 
478 in the British Provinces, 241 in England, 124 in Italy, 
103 in Russia, 85 in Scotland, 67 in Sweden, 42 in Poland, 37 
in Greece, 37 in Austria, 33 in Germany, 32 in Turkey, 28 in 
Finland, 24 in Syria, 19 in West Indies, 15 in France, 14 
in ]^orway, 10 in the Azores, 10 in Armenia, 9 in Denmark, 
4 in Chiiia, 3 in Portugal, 3 in Belgium, 3 in Spain, 3 in 
Cape de Yerde Islands, 3 in South America, 2 in Hungary, 
2 in Australia, 2 in Switzerland, 2 in Egypt, 1 in Wales, 1 in 
Brazil, 1 in Arabia, 1 in India, 1 in Lithuania, 1 in Chili, 1 
at sea, 47 unknown, 1,099 in Massachusetts, and the remaining 
716 in other parts of the United States. 

A steady increase in the number of admissions to this insti- 
tution, particularly during the last '^ve years, is evidenced by 
the fact that the total number for the year ending September 
30, 1903, was 3,493, as against 4,531 for the year ending 
]^ovember 30, 1907. During the whole of this period indus- 
trial conditions were good and labor was at all times in demand, 
but now, when business depression has rendered idle thousands 
in the Commonwealth, the situation has changed, and during the 
last two months of the calendar year it has been difficult to pro- 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 29 

vide accommodations for the great increase. The maximum 
number is ahnost invariably reached during the latter part of 
February. Last year the number of 2,017 was recorded on Feb- 
ruary 27, — the highest number ever cared for at any one time 
since the establishment of the institution in 1854; but on the 
26th of December last there were 2,157. Were it not for the 
completion of the new pauper building at the State Farm, 
which permitted a transfer of 125 persons to that institution 
early in January, the conditions would have been more serious. 

Two methods of relief suggest themselves : first, the entire re- 
moval of the insane from the institution, thus affording ample 
room for at least six hundred additional inmates. This propo- 
sition would undoubtedly meet with the disapproval of the Trus- 
tees and Superintendent of the Hospital, mainly on the ground 
that from x^pril to October of each year these demented but 
harmless and able-bodied patients furnish practically the only 
available labor for farming purposes. The men, under super- 
vision, do the planting, hoeing, and harvesting of the crops, 
while the milking of the herd of eighty cows is done almost ex- 
clusively by the insane women. The Superintendent estimates 
that, if the institution were deprived of this labor, the weekly 
per capita cost would approximate $L 

The other method is the erection of one-story wooden bar- 
racks, at a sufficient distance from the present buildings to 
minimize the danger from fire, but near enough for an adequate 
water supply. These buildings, to accommodate not more than 
one hundred each, would be used only during the winter months 
for that class of inmates who eke out an existence during the 
summer as unskilled laborers, at small pay, most of which they 
spend in saloons, seeking shelter at public expense with the first 
approach of winter. The cost should not exceed $250 per bed, 
as against $600, — the present rate of hospital construction at 
the institution. 

The question is deserving of early and serious consideration. 

The new women's consumptive hospital, with accommoda- 
tions for thirty-five beds, was opened early in January, and every 
bed was taken. The new wing to the men's consumptive hos- 
pital, with provision for fifty patients, authorized by the last 
Legislature, is in process of construction, but more than this 



30 STATE BOAKD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

number are now being cared for in the general wards, in close 
proximity to patients suffering from non-contagious diseases. 
Provision for additional wings to both of these hospitals should 
be made without delay. 

The Board is now considering, with the Trustees, the ques- 
tion of the dietary of the institution. 

The plans for the children's hospital, for which an appro- 
priation of $30,000 was made by the last Legislature, and 
which have received the approval of the Board, provide for the 
accommodation of eighty-six children and twenty mothers, with 
rooms for the necessary nurses. 

The new hospital ward for one hundred men, for which 
$60,000 was authorized by the Legislature of 1906, will be 
ready for occupancy in the early Spring. Its completion has 
been delayed, as the high cost of materials and labor has ren- 
dered it necessary to utilize the regular, hired skilled force of 
the institution to a greater extent than usual, in order that the 
appropriation should not be exceeded. 

Two additional infectious wards, making five in all, have 
been erected near the site of the old smallpox hospital, affording 
accommodations for fifty infectious cases. Three of these wards 
were utilized for the care and treatment of cases of rabies, of 
which there were fifty, in addition to twenty others who were 
treated as out-patients, coming daily from their homes. 

Work on the two unfinished sewage beds has continued, but 
in consequence of the lack of sufficient able-bodied inmate labor 
progress on these has been slow. 

Regarding the estimate of the Trustees of the sum of 
$312,000 for salaries and expenses for the current fiscal year, 
the Board is of the opinion that $300,000 is sufficient for the 
purpose. 

The Trustees will ask for no special appropriations this year. 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



31 



The State Farm at Bridgeivater. 

HoLLis M. Blackstone, Superintendent. 

Receipts and Expenses. 

Dr. 

State appropriations 



Sales, etc. 



Cr. 

Salaries, wages, and labor . 

Food 

Clothing and clothing material . 

Furnishings 

Fuel and lights 

Medicines and medical supplies 
Printing, stationery, and office supplies 
Soap and laundry supplies 
Freight, expressage, and transportation 

Tobacco 

Gratuities 

Chapel services and entertainments . 

Farm, stable, and grounds 

Travel, etc., of officials 

Repairs and improvements 

Other expenses 



Paid into State treasury 



Average net weekly cost per capita, f2.57. 
Value of land and buildings, $923,285. 

Numbers. 



$245,132 20 
15,928 33 



$65,000 00 

69,095 97 

20,342 99 

6,080 47 

37,132 42 

3,520 68 

1,063 86 

622 54 

3,637 83 

2,604 32 

4,507 15 

1,189 25 

17,148 79 

461 57 

9,547 32 

3,177 04 



$261,060 53 



$245,132 20 
15,928 33 

$261,060 53 





Paupees 


Peisonees 


Insane 


Totals 




s 

1 


a 
o 


a: 

i 


1 


1 
o 


GQ 

i 


1 


1 


a 
o 


m 


Number December 1, 1906 . 


•214 


- 


214 


1,047 


78 


1,125 


551 


1,812 


78 


1,890 


Admitted dtiring year 


215 


41 


256 


3,018 


316 


3,334 


91 


3,324 


357 


3,681 


Discharged during year • . 


202 


40 


242 


3,038 


808 


3,846 


75 


3,315 


348 


3,663 


Number November 30, 1907 


227 


1 


228 


1,027 


86 


1,113 


567 


1,821 


87 


1,908 



Classification of discharges: deaths, 90; removals, 3,573. 



32 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Classification of Commitments. 





1902 


1903 


1904 


1905 


1900 

14 Months 


1907 


Druukenuess 


1,427 


1,595 


1,923 


2,414 


3,404 


2,900 


Tramping 


59 


57 


74 


78 


113 


78 


Vagrancy 


239 


247 


300 


241 


295 


263 


All others 


51 


61 


68 


56 


108 


93 


Totals 


1,776 


1,960 


2,365 


2,789 


3,920 


3,334 



The largest number of all classes of inmates — viz., prison- 
ers, paupers, and insane — cared for during the year was 1,939, 
the smallest, 1,755, and the average, 1,835. The average num- 
ber of prisoners was 1,064, of paupers 211, and of insane 560. 
The whole number of admissions was 3,681, of whom 1,641 
were born in Massachusetts, 947 in Ireland, 284 in British 
Provinces, 160 in England, 47 in Scotland, 34 in Sweden, 11 
in Cape Yerde Islands, 12 in Germany, 6 in the Azores, 12 
in Italy, 15 in Poland, 3 in Austria, 18 in Finland, 13 in 
Russia, 2 in France, 5 in Wales, 7 unknown, and the remainder 
in various parts of the United States. 

Of the 3,334 prisoners received, 2,272 had been committed 
previously, viz., 699 for the second time, 366 for the third, 
292 for the fourth, 280 for the fifth, 191 for the sixth, 132 for 
the seventh, 87 for the eighth, 58 for the ninth, 47 for the tenth, 
37 for the eleventh, 23 for the twelfth, 18 for the thirteenth, 18 
for the fourteenth, 9 for the fifteenth, 5 for the sixteenth, 4 
for the seventeenth, 4 for the eighteenth, 1 for the twentieth, 
1 for the twenty-first. Of the commitments, 2,900 were for 
drunkenness, 263 for vagrancy, 78 for tramping, 50 for idle 
and disorderly conduct, 15 for vagabondism, and the remaining 
28 for sundry other offences. Of the 3,334 prisoners, 689 were 
returned from probation, 2 were returned from escape, and 1 
from a house of correction; the remaining 2,642 were com- 
mitted by the courts. Of the 256 pauper admissions^ 7 were 
from the prison department of the State Farm; the rest were 
mostly from the southeastern part of the State, — 93 being 
from Fall River, 36 from New Bedford, 16 from Taunton, 
44 from Brockton, 7 from Wareham, and 9 from Bridgewater. 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 33 

The separate building for paupers, with wards for tubercu- 
lous cases, which was described in full in the last annual report, 
has been completed within the appropriation of $40,000 ; and 
the sum of $20,000, which was appropriated by the Legislature 
of 1907 for furnishings, heating, lighting," and electric connec- 
tions, has been expended. This building is one of the finest yet 
constructed at this institution. Its sanitary equipment and fa- 
cilities for bathing represent the best modern methods. It was 
opened for the reception of patients January 8, and on that 
date a transfer of 125 patients was made from the State Hos- 
pital. Within a few weeks another transfer will be necessary, 
and the accommodations for three hundred and fifty will be 
fully occupied during the remainder of the winter season. 

The industrial building for the insane department has been 
completed, and furnishings are now being put in. 

Under an appropriation of $3,000, an additional hot-water 
supply, made necessary by the increased number of buildings, 
has been provided. 

Work has been begun on the addition to the attendants' build- 
ing, the excavation being completed. 

The addition to the boiler-room has been constructed and the 
boiler re-located. 

The new stable, for which an appropriation of $9,000 was 
authorized by the Legislature of 1907, is in process of erection. 

The building for female prisoners, for which $35,000 was 
appropriated by the Legislature of 1906, is rapidly approaching 
completion. This building, situated in the orchard, directly 
opposite the administration house, is connected with the main 
prison yard by a subway, and contains accommodations for one 
hundred. Its construction, like the other buildings erected dur- 
ing the past two years, is entirely of concrete. 

The Board approves the Trustees' estimate of $253,000 for 
salaries and expenses for the fiscal year ending !N^ovember 30, 
1908. 

The Board also approves the following estimates for special 
appropriations: printing, $1,500; pipe covering, $1,000; new 
boiler feed pumps, $1,500; hydrotherapeutic baths for prison, 
$1,500 ; moving engineer's house, $500 ; renewing roofing, 
$2,000 ; new morgue, $2,000 ; new water works pumping plant. 



u 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



$7,000 ; additional sliop room, mechanics' stock rooms, and dry- 
ing room for wood shop, $10,000 ; ice-making plant, $5,000 ; 
purchase of live stock, $6,000 ; fencing or walls, $3,000 ; com- 
pleting and furnishing women's prison, including conduits and 
subway, $8,000. 



The Lyman School for Boys. 

Elmer L. Cofyy.^^^^^ Superinteyident. 

Receipts and Expenses. 

Dr. 



State appropriations 
Cash from farm, etc. 



Cr. 



Salaries, wages, and labor . 
Provisions and supplies 
Clothing ..... 
Fuel and lights . . ' . 
Medicine and medical supplies . 
Furnishings .... 

Grain and feed for stock . 
School supplies .... 
Transportation, express, and freight 
Seeds, plants, farm tools, etc. 
Repairs and improvements 
Boarding boys . . . . 

Visitation 

Schooling 

Trustee^' travelling expenses . 
All other current expenses 



Paid into State treasury 



$126,707 67 
1,663 42 



$34,007 26 


13,736 


67 


8,993 


25 


9,407 


15 


1,275 


17 


2,583 89 


2,929 80 


858 


71 


1,538 


67 


5,215 80 


25,190 


08 


5,337 


79 


9,036 


44 


685 


16 


519 


70 


5,392 


13 



$128,371 09 



$126,707 67 
1,663 42 

$128,371 09 



Average net weekly cost per capita, f5.19. 
Valuation of land and buildings, f 586,7 19. 90. 



Parti.] GENERAL WOEK OF THE BOAED. 35 



Numbers. 

Number in School December 1 , 1 906 345 

Committed during year 207 

Returned from places 107 

Recommitted 1 

Runaways recaptured 25 

Returned from Eye and Ear Infirmary 1 

Returned from Massachusetts General Hospital ... 2 

343 

Whole number in School during year 688 

Released on probation 240 

Boarded out . . .63 

Massachusetts Reformatory 15 

Massachusetts School for the Feeble-minded ... 4 

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary 2 

Massachusetts General Hospital 3 

Runaways 22 

Insane hospital 2 

United States Navy . . 2 

Died 3 

. 346 

Number in School November 30, 1907 342 

Of the 207 boys committed, 2 were fifteen years old, 77 four- 
teen years, 52 thirteen years, 40 twelve years, 15 eleven years, 
13 ten years, 6 nine years, and 2 eight years. Three of them 
were committed for assault, 21 for breaking and entering, 36 
for larceny, 3 for taking teams, 14 for stubbornness, 100 as 
delinquent children, 18 for other offences, and 12 by transfer 
from the State Board of Charity. Thirty-seven were employed 
when arrested, 80 were attending school, 82 were idle, 125 had 
been arrested before, 50 had been inmates of other institutions ; 
in the case of 64, other members of the family had been ar- 
rested. All but 9 had one or both parents living; 86 had intem- 
perate fathers, 6 had intemperate mothers, and 22 had both 
parents intemperate. One hundred and seventy-three were born 
in the United States, 31 were foreign born, and the birthplace 
of 3 was unknown. The average time spent in the institution 
was 19.41 months. Of the commitments, 46 were from Suffolk 
County, 45 from Middlesex County, 24 from Bristol County, 
22 from Worcester County, 22 from Hampden County, 21 from 



3G STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Essex County, 11 from Norfolk County, 7 from Berkshire 
County, 4 from Plymouth County^ 4 from Hampshire County, 
and 1 from Franklin County. Of the 913 boys under the care 
of the probation department, 480 were in their own homes. 

In addition to the school studies, the following industrial 
branches are taught: lathe and forging work, farm and garden 
work, dairy, care of hens, carpentry, cabinet making, laundry 
work, tailoring, bakery, shoe-making, painting and decorating, 
printing, plumbing, and electrical work. 

The School is doing very important work, and doing it well. 
The average age of boys committed during the year was 13.19 
years, — an age at which their previous training and environ- 
ment have created conditions which require much care and 
wise foresight. That 62 per cent, of the boys outside of the 
School, but subject to its custody, are reported as doing well is 
confirmative proof that the School is producing good results. 

There is, however, room for improvement in some particu- 
lars. 

Much of the training needed by these boys is imparted out- 
side of the class rooms and shops, through contact and associa- 
tion with the masters and matrons of the cottages ; and it would 
seem desirable that the standards for these positions should be 
raised, and that appointments to them should be made from 
among those who have received special instruction and prepara- 
tion. 

While a term of employment in farm work is beneficial to 
every boy, the future in farming is not so hopeful as to warrant 
an over-supply of boys trained simply to agricultural pursuits. 
A further widening of the scope of manual training and a more 
diversified selection of instruction in trades are greatly to be 
desired. 

Segregation of the boys who have been returned to the School 
through violation of the terms of their probation is difiicult 
under existing conditions. It is hoped that this problem will 
be solved by the establishment of the intermediate school now 
under consideration. 

The Board approves the estimate of $91,466 for salaries and 
expenses for the fiscal year ending November 30, 1908. 



Parti.] GENEEAL WORK OF THE BOAED. 



37 



Plans and specifications for the erection of a horse barn, at 
an expense of $7,000, have been examined and approved by the 
Board. 

The Board approves estimates for special appropriations 
as follows: for the purchase of land immediately adjoining 
the School premises, $2,750 ; for the construction of an ad- 
ditional subway and the extension of the vacuum-heating system, 
$2,700 ; for furnishing and equipping Elm Cottage, $2,400. 

The Board disapproves of the estimate of $4,500 to purchase 
or build a house for the occupancy of the Superintendent, be- 
lieving that, for the present at least, it will be wiser and more 
economical to continue to rent the residence required. 



The State Industrial School for Girls. 

Fannie F. Morse, Superintendent. 

Receipts and Expenses. 

Dk. 

State appropriations f 52, 143 37 

Sale of produce 572 17 

Deficit 2,353 10 



Cr. 



Salaries, wages, and labor . 
Provisions and supplies 
Clothing, furniture, and bedding 
Fuel and lights .... 
Medicines and medical supplies 
Transportation .... 
Repairs and improvements 
Other current expenses 



Paid into State treasury 



$22,815 37 


12,007 


95 


4,994 


97 


4,681 


80 


766 


83 


744 


89 


2,505 


17 


5,979 


49 



f55,068 64 



S54,496 47 
572 17 

$55,068 64 



Average net weekly cost per capita, $4.49. 
Value of land and buildings, $198,945. 



38 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Numbers. 

Number in School Dec. 1, 1906 221 

Committed during the year . 107 

Returned from places . . 80 

187 

Whole number in School during the year 408 

Released on probation 142 

Sherborn Reformatory 1 

Transferred to a hospital 6 

Eloped from school 4 

School for the Feeble-minded 12 

165 

Number in School November 30, 1907 243 

Of the 107 girls committed during the year, 44 were com- 
mitted for stubbornness, 28 for delinquency, 15 for larceny, 5 
for being idle and disorderly, 3 for being stubborn and dis- 
obedient, 2 for being wayward children, 2 for running away, 
2 for delinquency and stubbornness, 1 for fornication, 1 for de- 
linquency and fornication, 1 for assault and battery, 1 for de- 
linquency and larceny, 1 for drinking, and 1 for leading an 
idle and vagrant life. Of the 107, 1 was seventeen years of 
age, 41 were sixteen years, 26 were fifteen years, 29 were four- 
teen years, 5 were thirteen years, 2 were twelve years, 1 was 
eleven years, 1 was ten years, and 1 was nine years. Sixty-five 
were bom in Massachusetts, 9 in Canada, 4 in the Provinces, 
2 in Russia, 1 in England, 1 in Norway, 1 in Italy, 6 unknown, 
and the other 19 in various parts of the United States. All but 
1 could read and write. 

Besides the general training in each house given by the ma- 
tron, housekeeper, and teacher, the girls have special teachers 
in sloyd, music, and gymnasium. The work is so arranged that 
the day is well filled, allowing suitable recreation periods, — 
out of doors when possible. Much attention is given to out-door 
sports in their season. 

Two and a half hours daily are given to work in the school- 
room. During the past year a central class of the more ad- 
vanced girls from the various houses has been formed, meeting 
at present in the old storeroom, which has been temporarily 
fitted up for this purpose. 



Part I.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 39 

The average length of time at the School is about eighteen 
months. After finishing the conrse at the house where she has 
been, each girl takes a supplementary course at the new cen- 
tral bakery, — perfecting herself in bread-making, — and also a 
short finishing period at the central laundry. This feature of 
the School training has proved quite successful. 

The present plan of having all the girls attend church in the 
town, accompanied by their teachers, is a change to be com- 
mended. 

The experiment of caring for maternity cases in the institu- 
tion has had to be abandoned for the time being, owing to the 
fire which destroyed the house at Bolton used for that purpose. 

The new cottage now in process of construction, under a legis- 
lative appropriation of $30,000, is expected to be ready for 
occupancy in April, and will relieve the crowded conditions 
that have prevailed for some time. 

The Board approves the Trustees' estimate of $57,393.37 for 
salaries and expenses for the fiscal year ending ^November 30, 
1908. 

Specifications, plans, and estimates for enlarging the chapel 
at this institution, at an expense of $7,500, have been examined 
and approved by the Board. The estimates of the Trustees for 
furnishings for the new cottage at an expense of $2,500, for 
altering and equipping the old storehouse for use as a general 
ofiice at an expense of $2,000, and of providing fire protection 
at an expense of $3,000, have also been approved. 

The Ma'Ssachusetts State Sanatorium. 

Frederick L. Hills, M.D., Superintendent. 

Receipts arid Expenses. 

Dr. 

State appropriation $177,61721 

From patients 44,526 55 

From cities and towns 3,603 06 

Sales, etc 6,459 73 

From soldiers' relief, charitable associations, etc. 4,53 1 64 

Special appropriations 1,950 64 

Cash on hand December 1, 1906 . . . 2,500 00 

1241,188 83 



40 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Cr. 

Salaries, wages, and labor . 

Food 

Furnishings 
Fuel and light 

Medicines and medical supplies 
Printing, stationery, and office supplies 
Soap and laundry supplies 
Chapel services and entertainments 
Farm, stable, and grounds . 
Travel, etc., of officials 
Repairs and improvements 
Other expenses . 
Payments to State Treasurer 
Liabilities of 1906, paid this year 
Miscellaneous extraordinary expenses 
Cash on hand December 1, 1907, to be sent to 
State Treasurer 



147,383 


96 


72,923 47 


3,859 


57 


14,295 


18 


2,926 


13 


1,428 


15 


2,258 81 


200 


00 


4,861 


00 


796 


46 


4,184 


25 


7,953 07 


54,075 


60 


16,117 


21 


2,880 59 


5,045 


38 



$241,188 83 



Average net weekly cost per capita, f 10.07. 
Value of land and buildings, $464,102. 



Numbers. 





Men 


Women 


Totals 


Number December 1, 1906 .... 


175 


157 


332 


Admitted during the year . . 


477 


471 


948 


Discharged during the year .... 


461 


467 


928 


Deaths 


8 


3 


11 


Number November 30, 1907 .... 


183 


158 


341 



Applicants for admission to the institution are examined as 
follows: at the Sanatorium, on any day but Sunday; at the 
Boston office, in the out-patient department of the Massachu- 
setts General Hospital, on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 
1.30 to 3.30 P.M.; at Worcester City Hospital, by Dr. Albert 
C. Getchell, on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 to 10 a.m. ; 
at Worcester Hahnemann Hospital, by Dr. J. P. Rand, on 
Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m. ; at the following places on 
Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2 p.m. : Springfield, by Dr. 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 41 

Everett A. Bates, 57 Chestnut Street; Pittsfield, by Dr. John 
E. A. Adams, 114 Wendell Street, and Dr. E. A. Woodruff, 
73 l^OTth Street; Eall River, by Dr. A. S. McKnight, 355 
E'orth Main Street; Lowell, by Dr. Boy den H. Pillsbury, 58 
Kirk Street; Northampton, by Dr. E. H. Copeland, 70 Elm 
Street, and Dr. J. G. Hanson, 55 Kensington Avenue; Green- 
field, by Dr. Charles E. Canedy, 8 Osgood Street. 

The whole number of patients examined for admission to 
the institution during the year ending November 30, 1907, 
was 1,968; of these, 735 were accepted, 503 not accepted, and 
730 deferred. Of the deferred cases, 6Q6 were re-examined, 
and 184 of these were accepted. Of the 939 patients dis- 
charged, 233 were not classified because they remained in the 
institution not more than one month. Of the remaining 706, 
197, or 27.8 per cent., are recorded as discharged apparently 
cured; 165, or 23.4 per cent., as having the disease arrested; 
279, or 39.5 per cent., as improved; and 65, or 9.2 per cent., 
as not improved. Of the incipient cases, 56.2 per cent, were 
apparently cured. Comparing these figures with those of pre- 
vious years, it should be noted that a distinction has been made 
between cases " arrested " and cases apparently cured, in ac- 
cordance with the classification adopted by the National Asso- 
ciation for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis. Of the 
366 men patients, 349 gained an average of 10.7 pounds, and 
17 lost an average of 6.4 pounds; 315 women gained an average 
of 9.5 pounds, and 25 lost an average of 4.5 pounds. The 
greatest gain in weight was 50 pounds for a woman and 42% 
pounds for a man. 

Of the 948 admissions, 347 were from Suffolk County, 178 
from Middlesex County, 99 from Essex County, 119 from 
Worcester County, 44 from Bristol County, 35 from Hamp- 
den County, 35 from Norfolk County, 44 from Plymouth 
County, 11 from Hampshire County, 16 from Berkshire County, 
1 from Barnstable County, 18 from Eranklin County, and 1 
from Dukes County. 

The application of the so-called " citizens' law " (Acts of 
1907, chapter 222), which has been in operation since March 
20, 1907, has proved very unsatisfactory. The law requires 
that " in the admission of persons to the Massachusetts state 



4.2 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

sanatorinm preference shall be given to those applicants who 
are citizens of the Commonwealth." The Trustees have adhered 
rigidly to the Attorney-Generars interpretation of the law, giv- 
ing preference to naturalized citizens of the Commonwealth. 
The intent of the bill was to allow a broader interpretation of 
the word "' citizens/' giving preference to residents of long 
standing in the Commonwealth, irrespective of the question of 
naturalization. Under the present system many worthy cases 
are deferred for an indefinite period, and it involves a special 
hardship for unmarried women of foreign birth, as they seldom 
take out naturalization papers. 

The force of employees shows no diminution, the average 
number for the year being 151. There were 162 employees 
on the pay roll December 31, 1907. Of these, 31 were en- 
gaged in ward service, including 8 trained nurses. Two of the 
trained nurses and one attendant, in addition to the watchman, 
are on night duty. The eight-hour law affected this institution 
very little, requiring an increase of only six persons. Since the 
present Superintendent assumed the duties of administration, 
unsuccessful efforts have been made to reduce the number of em- 
ployees, and a rigid inspection of all the departments of the 
institution is being continued, with that object in view. The 
Superintendent is of the opinion that the ratio of attendants 
compares favorably with that of other institutions of similar 
character. It should be noted that 75, or 46 per cent, of the 
employees, are ex-patients, working practically on an eight-hour 
basis; and that 58 patients are employed four and one-half 
hours each day as " board '' workers. 

The appointment of Mr. Charles E. Carroll as steward is a 
new departure, which should be highly commended. 

The recreation pavilion for men, authorized by the Legisla- 
ture of 1907, is about ready for occupancy. The appropriation 
of $2,000 will be sufficient to include the cost of furnishing it. 

Excavations are completed for the new farmhouse, for which 
$3,500 is available, and its erection will be begun in the Spring. 
The plans provide for a seven-room cottage, with stone founda- 
tion. 

About one-third of the $2,000 available for new piazzas has 
been expended, and work under this appropriation will be con- 
tinued upon the completion of the recreation pavilion. 



PartL] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 43 

The employees of the Sanatoriiun are doing all the construc- 
tional work, the cost being much less than if the work were 
done by contract. Considerable grading has been done, and it 
will be continued in the Spring until the $500 appropriated for 
the purpose is exhausted. 

On a recent review of the 345 patients, 225 were found 
to be paying the required rate of $4 per week. Of the re- 
maining 120, or nearly 35 per cent, of the whole, 58 were 
working four and one-half hours daily for their board and 
treatment, 13 were on the free list, 23 were supported by 
cities and towns, 24 by Associated Charities, and 1 each by 
the Department of State Aid and the Division of State Minor 
Wards of the State Board of Charity. Considering the number 
of unsettled poor who are unable to provide funds for even their 
trial treatment, the suggestion of last year is renewed that a 
small appropriation be made to meet their need. 

In view of the legislation of 1907 (Acts of 1907, chapter 
386), whereby tuberculosis was added to the list of diseases 
dangerous to the public health, it is recommended that section 
7 of chapter 88 of the Revised Laws be amended in accordance 
therewith by substituting for the words ^^ overseers of the poor," 
in the eighth line, the words " boards of health ; " thus making 
the board of inmates of the Sanatorium having legal settlements 
payable at the request of boards of health, instead of overseers 
of the poor. 

The Board approves the estimates of the Trustees of the in- 
stitution of $185,000 for salaries and expenses. 

The Board also approves the estimate of the Trustees for 
the following special appropriations: hennery and equipment, 
$3,000 ; repairing outside walls of old buildings, $2,000 ; re- 
building verandas, $575 ; metallic drying room in new laundry, 
$700 ; outside painting, $2,500 ; painting wards, $2,000 ; watch- 
man's clock, $400 ; elevator in infirmary, $2,000 ; operating 
room in infirmary, $1,200 ; enlargement of filter beds, $1,000 ; 
road to Muschopauge station, $5,000 ; improvement of grounds, 
$500. 

The estimate of $500 for linoleum for corridor floors is ap- 
proved for repairs of said floors. 

The estimate of $2,000 for pavilion for women patients is 
disapproved. 



44 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

The Massachusetts Hospital School, Canton. 
John E. Fish, M.D., Superintendent. 

By the provisions of chapter 226 of the Acts of 1907 the 
name of the Massachusetts School and Home for Crippled and 
Deformed Children was changed to the Massachusetts Hospital 
School. 

The institution was formally opened by proclamation of the 
Governor on December 1, 1907, and has already begun to re- 
ceive inmates. Under date of December 31, 1907, the chair- 
man of the Trustees, Dr. Edward H. Bradford, made the 
following report to the Board : — 

The following statement of the work of the Massachusetts Hos- 
pital School is respectfully submitted : — 

During the past year the efforts of the Board have been directed 
toward the erection of the buildings, which were planned after 
careful study. 

Under the terms of the contract the buildings were to have been 
completed by the first of August ; but owing to several causes, espe- 
cially the difficulty of securing satisfactory labor, the contractor 
asked for an extension of time, with the agreement, under penalty, 
to finish the institution by the first of November. Delaj^-s in the 
installation of the electric plant prevented the announcement of 
the opening until December first, when the buildings were suffi- 
ciently completed to be occupied by the Superintendent, who will 
thoroughly test the equipment before receiving children. 

The Board, with the approval of the Governor and Council, ap- 
pointed Dr. John E. Fish as Superintendent in January, who took 
charge of the construction and erection of the buildings. 

The plans for the institution as originally drawn comprised ac- 
commodation for three hundred children; but it was decided, after 
a consultation with the Governor and Council, to build at first for 
a smaller number, and the institution is equipped at present for the 
accommodation of one hnndred and fifty. It is expected, however, 
that the plans for the completion of the institution and for the 
accommodation of the full number, three hundred, will be consid- 
ered and the work undertaken during the course of the coming 
year. Applications for admission are constantly being received 
and are carefully investigated. It has been decided to open the 
institution at first to few children, increasing the number to the full 
complement as soon as practicable. 

Questions as to the rules of admission, the age limit, the necessary 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



45 



degree of disability, the per capita cost, the charge for patients able 
to make some payment for board, have been met temporarily and 
tentatively by working rules, and will be definitely settled after a 
few months^ experience. The educational requirements and the 
courses of study have not been decided upon, it being thought ad- 
visable to delay considering the subject until the needs of the chil- 
dren have been studied. The State Board of Edu.cation has been 
consulted and asked to consider and aid with a general plan for 
suitable instruction. 

From statistics of the number of cripples in some of the German 
States and the recent census in Massachusetts, as well as from our 
0"WTi estimates, it appears that there is a definite need for an insti- 
tution in our State such as is now opened, and it is also certain 
that the demand for the proper education of crippled children will 
eventually tax seriously the capacity even of the enlarged school. 

The institution has received a request from the Bavarian Eoyal 
Institution for the Education of Cripples for plans of our State 
institution, and also from a commissioner of the State of Ohio who 
is in charge of a similar institution planned for the State of Ohio. 



Estimates of Trustees of State Iiststitutions. 
In accordance v^ith the law, the Board has examined the 
estimates of the Trustees of the State institutions u.nder its 
supervision, for the fiscal year ending jSTovember 30, 1908, with 
the following results : — 

Slate Hospital. 





Expenses, Fiscal 

Year ending 
November 30, 1907 


Estimates, Fiscal 

Year endingr 
November 30, 1908 


Salaries, wages, and labor 






167,994 49 


$97,000 00 


Food .... 






73,419 31 


82,000 00 


Clothing and material . 






13,214 99 


20,000 00 


Furnishings . 






11,207 22 


14,000 00 


Heat, light, and power . 






25,816 74 


32,000 00 


Repairs and improvements 






28,473 33 


25,000 00 


Farm, stable, and grounds 






11,752 bQ 


12,000 00 


Miscellaneous 






29,878 20 


30,C00 00 








$261,756 84 


$312,000 00 



46 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Tlie Board voted to approve these estimates, except that 
the estimate of $97,000 for salaries, wages, and labor is ap- 
proved for $85,000, reducing the entire estimate from $312,000 
to $300,000. 

State Farm. 





Expenses, Fiscal 

Year ending 
November 30, 1907 


Estimates, Fiscal 

Year ending 
November 30, 1908 


Salaries, wages, and labor .... 


f6o,000 00 


$75,000 00 


Food ' . 


69.343 45 


71,000 00 


Clothing and material 


22,393 09 


22,000 00 


Furnishings 


6,294 50 


6,000 00 


Heat, light, and power . . . 


36,166 12 


34,000 00 


Repairs and improvements .... 


10,018 29 


10,000 00 


Farm, stable, and grounds .... 


18,280 65 


17,000 00 


Miscellaneous 


20,679 91 


18,000 00 




f248,l76 01- 


$253,000 00 



Approved for $253,000. 





Lyman School 








Expenses, Fiscal 

Year ending 
November 30, 1907 


Estimates, Fiscal 

Year ending 
November 30, 1908 


Salaries, wages, and labor 




$34,007 26 


$35,466 00 


Food .... 




13,736 67 


16,500 00 


Clothing and material . 


_ 


8,993 25 


7,500 00 


Furnishings . 




2,583 89 


3,500 00 


Heat, light, and power . 


. 


9,407 15 


8,500 00 


Repairs and improvements 




5,110 20 


5,000 00 


Farm, stable, and grounds 




8,145 68 


7,500 00 


Miscellaneous 




9,064 60 


7,500 00 




$91,048 70 


^91,466 00 



Approved for $91,466. 



Parti.] GENEEAL WOKK OF THE BOARD. 47 



State Industrial School. 





Expenses, Fiscal 

Year ending 
November 30, 1907 


Estimates, Fiscal 

Year ending 
November 30, 1908 


Salaries, wages, and labor .... 


$22,815 37 


$25,018 37 


Food 


8,654 00 


9,000 00 


Clothing and material 


4,994 97 


5,500 00 


Furnishings 


1,561 67 


1,000 00 


Heat, light, and power . . . . . 


4,681 80 


5,300 00 


Repairs and improvements .... 


2,505 17 


2,300 00 


Farm, stable, and grounds .... 


5,369 34 


6,450 00 


Miscellaneous 


3,914 15 


2,825 00- 




854,496 47 


$57,393 37 



Approved for $57,393.37. 



Trustees Lyman and Industrial Schools. 



Expenses, Fiscal 

Year ending 
November 30, 1907 



Estimates, Fiscal 

Year ending 
November 30, 1908 



Travelling and other necessary expenses 

of the Trustees, including printing and 

binding the annual report. 
Salaries and expenses of agents of said 

Trustees. 
Expenses in connection with boarding out 

children from the Lyman School. 
Expenses in connection with boarding out 

younger girls from the State Industrial 

School. 
Instruction in the public schools of children 

boarded or bound out by the Trustees. 



fl,039 39 

9,036 44 

5,337 79 

12,797 12 

685 16 



$28,895 90 



f 1,200 00 

10,240 00 

5,500 00 

12,800 00 

850 00 



$30,690 00 



Approved for $30,590. 



48 



STATE BOAKD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Massachusetts State Sanatorium. 





Expenses, Fiscal 

Year endinp 
November 30, 1907 


Estimates, Fiscal 

Year ending 
November 30, 1908 


Salaries, wages, and labor . . 


$51,840 11 


^51,525 84 


Food 


84,113 01 


81,470 72 


Furnishings 


4,230 98 


4,260 60 


Heat, light, and power 


15,230 84 


15,653 07 


Repairs and improvements . . . . 


5,106 99 


6,682 43 


Farm, stable, and grounds .... 


5,326 92 


6,114 14 


Miscellaneous 


18,729 30 


19,293 20 




$184,578 15 


f 185,000 00 



Approved for 1 185,000. 



Massachusetts Hospital School. 



Estimates, Fiscal 

Year ending 
November 30, 1908 



Salaries, wages, and labor 
Food .... 
Clothing and material . 
Furnishings . 
Heat, light, and power . 
Repairs and improvements 
Farm, stable, and grounds 
Miscellaneous . 



41,000 00 
8,000 00 
1,500 00 

500 00 
5,000 00 

500 00 
2,000 00 
1,500 00 



$30,000 00 



Approved for $30,000. 



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49 



Statistics of State Institutions^ prepared in Accordance vjith a 
Resolution of the National Conference of Charities and Cor- 
rection^ adopted May Id, 1906. 

The State Hospital, 
Population. 





Male 


Female 


Total 


Number of inmates present at beginning of 

fiscal year. 
Number received during the year 


926 
3,347 


654 
1,184 


1,580 
4,531 


Number discharo^ed or died durino^ the year . 


3,199 


1,123 


4,322 


Number at end of the fiscal year 


1,074 


715 


1,789 


Daily average attendance (^,e., number of in- 
mates actually present) during the year. 
Average number of officers and employees 


963 
103 


752 
90 


1,715 
193 


during the year 









Expenditures. 
Current expenses : — 

1. Salaries and wages 

2. Clothing . . . . . 

3. Subsistence 

4. Ordinary repairs ..... 

5. Office, domestic, and out-door expenses 

Total 



^67,994 49 
13,214 99 
73,419 31 
28,503 33 
78,624 72 



. f261J56 84 



Extraordinary expenses : — 

1. New buildings, land, etc. 

2. Permanent improvements to existing 

buildingfs 



f59,984 15 



Total 



59,984 15 



Grand total . . . $321,740 99 



Executive head (Superintendent and Resident Physician) : John H . 
Nichols, M.D. 



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The State Farm 
Population. 





Male 


Female 


Total 


Number of inmates present at beginning of 

fiscal year. 
Number received during the year . 


1,812 
3,324 


78 

367 


1,890 

3,681 


Number discharged or died during the year . 


3,315 


348 


3,663 


Number at end of the fiscal year 


1,821 


87 


1,908 


Daily average attendance {i.e., number of in- 
mates actually present) during the year. 

Average number of officers and employees 
during the year. 


- 


- 


1,835 
125 



Expenditures. 
Current expenses : — 

1. Salaries and wages $65,000 00 

2. Clothing 20,342 99 

3. Subsistence . . . . . . 69,095 97 

4. Ordinary repairs 9,547 32 

5. Office, domestic, and out-door expenses . 81,145 92 

Total 1245,132 20 

Extraordinary expenses : — 

1. New buildings, land, etc. . . . |72,930 00 

2. Permanent improvements to existing 

buildings 

Total 72,930 00 

Grand total . . . f 3 18,062 20 

Executive head (Superintendent) : Hollis M. Blackstone. 



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51 



The Lyman School fok Boys, 
Population. 





Male 


Female 


Total 


Number of inmaces i3resent at beginning of 

fiscal 3'ear. 
Number received during the year ^ 


315 
343 


- 


315 
313 


Number discharged or died during the year . 


316 




346 


Number at end of the fiscal year 


312 




342 


Daily average attendance (ie., number of in- 
mates actually present) during the year. 

Average number of ofiicers and employees 
during the year. 


329.57 
31 


30 


329.57 
61 



■ Expenditures. 
Current expenses : — 

1. Salaries and wages . .... f 34,007 29 

2. Clothing 8,993 25 

3. Subsistence 13,736 67 

4. Ordinary repairs 5,110 20 

5. OflSce, domestic, and out-door expenses 29,201 32 

Total . . . . . . - . . . $91,048 70 

Extraordinary expenses : — 

1. New buildings, land, etc, . . . f 15,805 74 

2. Permanent improvements to existing 

buildings . . . . . . 4,274 14 



Total 

Grand total . . . . 
Executive head (Superintendent) : Elmer L. Coffeen. 



20,079 



1111,128 58 



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The State Industrial School for Girls. 
Population. 





Male 


Female . 


Total 


• 

Number of inmates present at beginning of 

fiscal year. 
Number received during the year . ^ . 


- 


221 

107 


221 

107 


Number discharged or died during the year . 


- 


114 


114 


Number at end of the fiscal year 


- 


243 


243 


Daily average attendance (i.e., number of in- 
mates actually present) during the year. 

Average number of ofiicers and employees 
during the year. 


12 


228 
48 


228 
60 



Expenditures. • 
Current expenses : — 

1. Salaries and wages 122,815 37 

2. Clothing 4,994 97 

3. Subsistence 8,654 00 

4. Ordinary repairs 2,505 17 

5. Office, domestic, and out-door expenses 14,926 96 

Total 153,896 47 

Extraordinary expenses : — 

1. New buildings $10,740 66 

2. Permanent improvements to existing 

buildings 600 00 

Total 11,340 66 

Grand total . 165,237 13 

Executive head (Superintendent) : Fannie F. Morse. 



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53 



The Massachusetts State Sanatorium. 
Population. 





Male 


Female 


Total 


Number of inmates jDresent at beginning of 

fiscal year. 
Number received during the year . 


175 
477 


157 
471 


332 

948 


Number discharged or died during the year . 


469 


470 


939 


Number at end of the fiscal year 


183 


158 


341 


Daily average attendance {ie., number of in- 
mates actually present) during the year. 
Average [number of officers and employees 


180 
90 


155 
61 


335 
151 


during the year. 









Expenditures. 
Current expenses : — 

1. Salaries and wages .... $47,383 96 

2. Clothing • . . 

3. Subsistence 72,923 47 

4. Ordinary repairs 4,184 25 

5. Office, domestic, and out-door expenses 38,578 37 

Total . . . . . . . . . . $163,070 05 

Extraordinary expenses : — 

1. New buildings, land, etc. ... - 

2. Permanent improvements to existing 

buildings $929 95 

Total 929 95 

Grand total . $164,000 00 

Executive head (Superintendent) : Frederick L. Hills, M D. 



54 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

The Cou^stty Teuaxt Schools. 

The law provides that the County Truant Schools shall be 

visited by the State Board of Education and the State Board 

of Charity, and that each of these Boards shall report on them 

annually to the General Court. The Schools are as follows : — 

Essex County Training School, Lawrence. 

Hampden County Truant School, Springfield. 

Middlesex County Truant School, IN'orth Chelmsford. 

JsTorfolk, Bristol, and Ptymouth Counties Truant School, AYalpole. 

Suffolk County Truant School (Boston Parental), Eoxbury. 

Worcester Coimty Training School, Oakdale. 

The Schools have all been visited, in accordance with the 
law, by members of the Board and by the Superintendent of 
State Minor Wards. 

The total number of boys committed to the Schools during 
the year ending ISTovember 30, 1907, was 497 ; 17 having been 
committed as '' absentees,'' 9 as ^' school offenders," 81 as ^' tru- 
ants," 3 as '' delinquent truants," 353 as " habitual truants," 
5 as '^ habitual absentees," 11 returned from probation, 1 as an 
'^ habitual school offender," 1 as a " delinquent absentee," and 
16 as ^' delinquent children." The number in all the Schools 
:S^ovember 30, 1907, was 710, viz., 704 boys, 6 girls. The 
average number during the year was 109. The average age of 
the boys committed was eleven years and nine months ; the 
youngest being seven years, and the oldest fifteen years and 
eleven months. The average net weekly cost joer capita was $3. 

The Schools are under the control of the differeut County 
Commissioners, who are not directly responsible to any central 
authority. They have been in existence long enough to have 
evolved for their management a common system, based on ex- 
perience ; but apparently there has been no interchange of 
views, and each School has its own method of administration. 
The Schools range from old-fashioned punitive institutions to 
modern school plants, with proper educational facilities. In 
all of them, however, the aim of returning the boy to his 
place in the world seems to be less in view than that of 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 55 

keeping a successful boarding house, or home, or school. In 
some instances the Schools are conceived to be embryonic penal 
institutions, where every act must be performed in accordance 
with rigid rule and at fixed periods ; in others there is a degree 
of flexibility almost amounting to perfect freedom ; and in still 
others the two theories appear to be mixed in varying propor- 
tions. In nearly all the controlling motive would seem to be to 
conduct a successful institution from the point of view of busi- 
ness administration. 

Truancy is doubtless partly due to bad home influences and 
the lack' of judicious parental control, but it is also sometimes 
caused by a school discipline which attempts to fashion all chil- 
dren after the same pattern. Were our public schools more ad- 
justable to the individual needs of the children, were it possible 
so to reduce the number of pupils assigned to a given teacher 
that the individualities of children could be better studied and 
developed, truant schools would not be so necessary. But con- 
ditions must be reckoned with as they are, and the function of 
the truant school must be to supply as far as possible what our 
public schools have failed to give to these children. To this end 
the teaching force should be of the highest order, and the ener- 
gies of the teachers should not be taxed by exacting from them 
other than professional duties. 

As these truant boys are more than commonly difficult and 
hard to interest in their studies, there should be introduced 
manual training, gymnastics, sloyd, drawing, and nature study ; 
that is to say, what the best city school provides for the average' 
pupil is hardly good enough for these more exacting scholars. 
If regular school work has failed to hold the boys, extra efforts 
must be made to hold and develop them. 

^Tiat do we find, however ? At Walpole, the old building, 
with 53 boys, contains one schoolroom and a half, where the 
boys are crowded without fit opportunities, — no "manual train- 
ing, no gymnasium, no phy&ical training whatever, — and with 
antiquated school equipment. A crowded basement, filled with 
furnace pipes and benches, is the only play room and recreation 
centre. 

At Lawrence a very different condition exists. The use of 
discipline is comparatively unnoticed, because there is enough 



5G STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

work and play and a spirit of loyalty to keep the boys busy 
and happy. A fine new building, which will give opportuni- 
ties for better school work of all kinds, has just been completed. 
But here, also, the training of the boy does not appear to have 
regard to his future so much as to his well-being in the School. 
The tone of the School is excellent, and it is very pleasant to 
see the one hundred boys dining together, and allowed to come 
in and go out and talk at meals with very slight supervision. 
Although the boys do much work on the farm, and raise all the 
vegetables and fruit they eat, the need is just as great for regu- 
lar manual and physical training. The band of the School is 
excellent. 

At West Eoxbury the Parental School has many disad- 
vantages in a lack of land, which the other Schools enjoy, and 
consequently very little farm work is undertaken. The gym- 
nasium is yet to come; and a good manual training plant, as 
well as proper schoolrooms, are also lacking. The best school 
work is tried for under very great handicaps. The cottages 
are well built, however, and seem to give the right grouping of 
thirty boys of about the same age, with a congenial house father 
and mother. More attention is given the boys' future; and in 
little ways, like their being taught to swim, a wise use of such 
opportunities as lie at hand is shown. The physical arrange- 
ment of the school buildings is such that it is hard to get a well- 
rounded impression of the School and its management, but on 
the whole there seems to be a lack of the esprit de corps that is 
so marked at Lawrence. 

The School at l^orth Chelmsford is far more happily placed; 
its cottages are better grouped, the playground lies out in the 
open in front, the land slopes away, giving a chance for coast- 
ing, and there will soon be a swimming pond and a skating 
ground. The manual training building is modern in its ap- 
pointments ; the band is well taught ; the tailoring is excellent. 
A young man comes out from Boston to take the pupils on 
nature study lessons in the woods. The aim of the management 
is decidedly high. 

Here follow statistics of the several Schools. 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 57 

Essex County Training Scliool, Lawrence. 

Established 1891. 

W. Grant Fancher^ Superintendent. 

On December 1^ 1906, there were 93 boys in the SchooL 
During the year ending J^ovember 30, 1907, 45 were committed, 
viz., 5 absentees, 2 school offenders, and 38 truants; and 23 
were discharged; leaving 115 in the School N^ovember 30, 
1907. The average number of boys in the School during the 
year was 107. The average age of the boys committed was 
eleven years and six months ; the youngest being eight, and 
the oldest fifteen years and three months. There Avere 6 re- 
corded cases of illness. Of the boys committed, 36 had been 
previously before the court, viz., 23 for truancy, 2 for absen- 
teeism, 1 for being a school offender, and 10 for larceny. The 
average net weekly cost per capita was $2.49. 

The School consists of two buildings, one of wood and one of 
brick, containing Superintendent's quarters, two schoolrooms, 
thirty-nine rooms, and two dormitories with 134 beds. There 
are 35 acres of land, of which 15 are cultivated. The total 
number of employees is 19, viz., 7 men and 12 women. 

Hampden County Truant School, Springfield. 

Established 1880. 

Erwin G. Ward^ Superintendent. 

On December 1, 1906, there were 21 boys in the School. 
During the year ending ^November 30, 1907, 37 were committed, 
viz., 33 habitual truants and 4 habitual absentees; and 19 
were discharged; leaving 39 in the School November 30, 1907. 
The average number of boys in the School during the year was 
27. The average age of the boys committed was twelve years 
and three months; the youngest being eight years and nine 
months, and the oldest fifteen years and eleven months. There 
was 1 recorded case of illness. Of the boys committed, 8 had 
been previously before the court, all for larceny. The average 
net weekly cost per capita was $3.40. 

The School consists of one brick building, containing fifteen 
rooms and two dormitories with 39 beds, one schoolroom, and 



oS STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Superintendent's quarters. There are 13 acres of land, of 
which 2 are cultivated. The total number of employees is Q, 
viz. J 1 man and 5 women. 

Middlesex County Truant School, North Chelmsford. 

Established 1894. 

M. A. "Warrex, Superintendent. 

On December 1, 1906, there were 155 boys in the School. 
During the year ending Xovember 30, 1907, 103 were com- 
mitted, viz., 80 habitual truants, 6 absentees, 6 school offenders, 
and 11 returned from probation; and 78 were discharged; leav- 
ing 180 in the School isTovember 30, 1907. The average num- 
ber of boys in the School during the year was 165. The 
average age of the boys committed was twelve years and one 
month; the youngest being seven years and three months, and 
the oldest fifteen years and six months. There were no re- 
corded cases of illness. Of the boys committed, 12 had been 
previously before the court, viz., 6 for absenteeism and 6 for 
being school offenders. The average net weekly cost per capita 
was $2.25. 

The School consists of ^\e brick buildings, with eight dormi- 
tories containing 180 beds, ^Ye schoolrooms, and Superintend- 
ent's quarters. There are 38 acres of land, of which 20 are 
cultivated. The total number of employees is 20, viz., 8 men 
and 12 women. 

Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Counties Truant School, ^Val- 

pole. 

Established 1891. 

James H. Craig, Superintendent. 
On December 1, 1906, there were 62 boys in. the SchooL 
During the year ending N^ovember 30, 1907, 43 were com- 
mitted, viz., 13 truants, 24 habitual truants, 1 habitual school 
offender, 1 habitual absentee, 1 delinquent absentee, and 3 de- 
linquent truants; and 46 were discharged; leaving 59 in the 
School ISTovember 30, 1907. The average number of boys in 
the School during the year was 60. The average age of the 
boys committed was eleven years and six months ; the youngest 
being nine years and the oldest fourteen years. There were 2 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 59 

recorded eases of illness. Of tlie boys committed, 36 had been 
previously before the court, viz., 17 for truancy, 1 for being a 
school offender, 5 for running away from home, 7 for bnnldng 
out, 3 for larceny, and 3 for breaking and entering. The aver- 
age net weekly cost per capita was $2.42. 

The School consists of a w^ooden building, with Superintend- 
ent's quarters, two schoolrooms, nineteen rooms, and two dormi- 
tories with 71 beds. There are 33 acres of land, of which 5% 
are cultivated. The total number of employees is 8, viz., 2 
men and 6 women. 

Suffolk County Truant School (Boston Parental), Boxhury.. 

Established 1886. 

Daka p. Dame, Superintendent. 

On December 1, 1906, there were 260 boys in the School. 
During the year ending ISTovember 30, 1907, 239 were com- 
mitted, viz., 216 habitual truants, 1 school offender, 6 absentees, 
and 16 delinquent children; and 236 were discharged, leaving 
263, viz., 257 boys and 6 girls, in the School November 30, 
1907. The average number of boys in the School during the 
year was 250. The average age of the boys committed was 
eleven years and eight months ; the youngest being eight years, 
and the oldest fifteen years and ten and one-half months. There 
were 251 recorded cases of illness, mostly light. Number pre- 
viously before the court not given. The average net weekly 
cost per capita was $4.55. 

The School consists of seven cottages containing 300 beds, 
two school buildings with twelve schoolrooms. Superintendent's 
house, and hospital building. There are 35 acres of land, of 
which 10 are cultivated. The total number of employees is 50, 
viz., 17 men and 33 women. 

^Yorcester County Training School, Oahdale. 

Established 1891. 

S. P. Streetek, Superintendent. 

On December 1, 1906, there were 52 boys in the SchooL 

During the year ending November 30, 1907, 30 were committed, 

all for truancy; and 28 were discharged; leaving 54 in the 

School November 30, 1907. The average number of bovs in 



60 STATE BOAED OF CHARFTY. [P. D. 17. 

the School during the year was 47. The average age of the 
boYS committed was ten years ; the youngest being seven years, 
and the oldest fifteen years. There were 13 recorded cases of 
illness. Of the boys committed, 9 had been previously before 
the court, viz., 1 for ringing fire alarm, 1 as a neglected child, 
3 for stubbornness, and 4 for larceny. The average net weekly 
cost per capita was $2.89. 

The School consists of a brick building containing sixteen 
rooms and two dormitories with 65 beds, one schoolroom, and 
the Superintendent's quarters. There are 38 acres of land, of 
which 6 are cultivated. The total number of employees is 6, 
viz., 2 men and 4 women. 

The City and Town Paupees. 
The law provides that the State Board of Charity may visit 
and inspect all places where city or town paupers are supported 
in families, and requires the Board to visit, at least once a 
year, not only all children who are maintained by the Com- 
monwealth, but all minor children who are supported at the 
expense of any city or town. Children illegally retained in 
city or town almshouses — i.e., pauper children over two years 
of age, or, if the mothers are inmates, over -^ve years of age, 
and not defective in body or mind, who have been retained in 
an almshouse for more than two months — must be removed 
therefrom and placed at board at the expense of the city or 
town concerned. (Revised Laws, chapter 81, sections 3, 4, 5, 
6, 7, 43; Acts of 1905, chapters 285, 303.) 

Adult Poor 'provided for in Families. 
Of the 350 adult poor persons reported by the local authori- 
ties as fully supported in families on January 1, 1907, 26 had 
died and 15 had been removed before visits could be made. 
The remaining 309 — 108 men and 201 women — were all 
visited and reported on by the Board's agents. They were 
supported by 128 cities and towns, as follows: Abington, 2: 
Amesbury, 2 ; Andover, 1 ; Auburn, 1 ; Avon, 4 ; Berlin, 1 ; 
Bernardston, 1 ; Blandf ord, 1 ; Bolton, 4 ; Boylston, 1 ; Brew- 
ster, 1 ; Brimfield, 1 ; Brockton, 1 ; Brookline, 1 ; Charlemont, 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 61 

1; Charlton, 1; Chatham, 7; Chelsea, 3; Cheshire, 3; Chil- 
mark, 2 ; Clinton, 2 ; Cohasset, 1 ; Colrain, 1 ; Conway, 2 ; 
Cnmmington, 2 ; Dalton, 7 ; Danvers, 4 ; Dover, 3 ; Dudley, 
1 ; Dunstable, 1 ; East Longmeadow, 1 ; Edgartown, 7 ; En- 
field, 1 ; Erving, 2 ; Everett, 6 ; Eranldin, 1 ; Gill, 1 ; Gosnold, 
1; Granby, 1; Great Barrington, 13; Greenfield, 1; Grove- 
land, 1 ; Hamilton, 1 ; Hampden, 2 ; Hatfield, 1 ; Heath, 1 ; 
Hinsdale, 4 ; Holbrook, 5 ; Hubbardston, 2 ; Hyde Park, 10 ; 
Lakeville, 2 ; Lancaster, 1 ; Lanesborough, 2 ; Lawrence, 1 ; 
Lee, 1 ; Lenox, 9 ; Leverett, 1 ; Leyden, 1 ; Lincoln, 1 ; Lowell, 
4 ; Mansfield, 1 ; Marion, 2 ; Marlborough, 2 ; Mashpee, 1 ; 
Mendon, 2; Merrimac, 3; Millbury, 1; Millis, 1; Milton, 
2 ; Mount Washington, 1 ; Nahant, 1 ; Natick, 1 ; ISTeedham, 
1 ; Newbury, 1 ; New Marlborough, 4 ; New Salem, 5 ; New- 
ton, 3 ; Northborough, 5 ; Northfield, 1 ; Norwood, 4 ; Oak 
Bluffs, 4 ; Oakham, 2 ; Orange, 3 ; Orleans, 2 ; Otis, 2 ; Pea- 
body, 1 ; Pelham, 1 ; Petersham, 5 ; Pittsfield, 3 ; Plainfield, 
2 ; Plympton, 1 ; Prescott, 1 ; Quincy, 1 ; Raynham, 3 ; Revere, 
4 ; Rowley, 1 ; Salem, 1 ; Salisbury, 2 ; Sandisfield, 1 ; Sand- 
wich, 1 ; Scituate, 4 ; Sheffield, 7 ; Shirley, 3 ; Southborough, 
3 ; Southwick, 4 ; Stow, 1 ; Sturbridge, 1 ; Sunderland, 1 ; 
Swampscott, 3 ; Templeton, 1 ; Tolland, 1 ; Topsfieldj 5 ; Truro, 
3 ; Tyngsborough, 1 ; Wales, 1 ; Walpole, 3 ; Warwick, 2 ; Well- 
fieet, 5 ; Westfield, 2 ; West Springfield, 6 ; West Stockbridge, 
6 ; Whately, 1 ; Whitman, 6 ; Wilbraham, 2 ; Williamsburg, 1 ; 
WilliamstoWn, 2 ; Winthrop, 1 ; and Worthington, 2. 

Their ages were as f oUoavs : 7 between twenty-one and thirty, 
20 between thirty and forty, 19 between forty and fifty, 39 be- 
tween fifty and sixty, 62 between sixty and seventy, 94 between 
seventy and eighty, 58 between eighty and ninety, 10 between 
ninety and one hundred. Eor their support there was paid in 
29 cases less than $2 per week; in 129 cases from $2 to $3 
per week; in 85 cases from $3 to $4 per week; and in the 
remaining 65 cases — mostly of old or feeble persons — the 
rate varied from $4 to $10, according to the amount of care 
required. Of the whole number, 152 were reported to be in 
good or fairly good mental and physical condition; all were 
apparently receiving good care, with very few exceptions, to 
which the attention of the Overseers of the Poor was called, 



62 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

with satisfactory results. There were 82 able to do light work, 
either in the house or at the barn. There were 36 supported 
in their own homes. In 208 cases, according to the reports, 
the Overseers of the Poor complied with the law requiring them 
to visit the paupers at least once in every six months; in 55 
cases they made one visit a year; in 43 cases no visits were 
made; and in the remaining 3 cases the reports were uncertain. 

Dependent Minor Children in Almshouses. 
Visits were made in the cases of 126 children — 56 boys 
and 70 girls — reported to be cared for by the following 29 
cities and towns in their almshouses : Boston, 29 ; Brockton, 1 ; 
Brookline, 2 ; Cambridge, 4 ; Chicopee, 1 ; Clinton, 1 ; Cohas- 
set, 1 ; Easthampton, 1 ; Eall River, 11 ; Gardner, 1 ; HoUiston, 
1 ; Holyoke, 4 ; Lancaster, 1 ; Lawrence, 8 ; Lee, 1 ; Lowell, 21 ; 
iVTew Bedford, 3 ; Monson, 1 ; North Adams, 1 ; Pittsiield, 1 ; 
Southbridge, 1 ; Springfield, 3 ; Sutton, 1 ; Waltham, 2 ; West- 
borough, 1 ; Westport, 2 ; Weymouth, 4 ; Woburn, 2 ; Worces- 
ter, 16. Of these children, 61 had been removed from the 
almshouse and 2 had died before the time of visitation. Of 
the remainder, 18 were so defective in body or mind as to 
render their retention in the almshouse desirable, and 4 were 
removed after notification by the Board to the Overseers of the 
Poor that they were detained contrary to law. There was 1 
who attended school, and 3 who did more or less work. 

Dependent Minor Children provided for in Families and Asy- 
lums. 
Visits were made in the cases of 853 children — 472 boys 
and 381 girls — reported as provided for by 83 cities and 
towns, as follows : Andover, 1 ; Attleborough, 1 ; Barnstable, 2 ; 
Becket, 2; Beverly, 1; Boston, 530; Cambridge, 2; Chicopee, 
2 ; Clinton, 6 ; Cohasset, 1 ; Dalton, 2 ; Danvers, 7 ; Dartmouth, 
15; Dedham, 1; Deerfield, 1; Dover, 1; Edgartown, 14; Ev- 
erett, 2 ; Eramingham, 3 ; Ereetown, 1 ; Great Barrington, 11 ; 
Hanover, 1 ; Llanson, 2 ; Haverhill, 3 ; Hawley, 1 ; Hingham, 
1 ; Hinsdale, 1 ; Holyoke, 4 ; Hudson, 9 ; Lancaster, 1 ; Law- 
rence, 44; Lenox, 5; Lowell, 31; Lynn, 8; Maiden, 3; Man- 



Parti.] GENERAL WOEK OF THE BOAED. G3 

Chester, 2 ; Mansfield, 1 ; Marblehead, 1 ; Melrose, 4 ; Merrimac, 
1 ; ]\rethiien, 1 ; Montague, 14 ; Nantucket, 2 ; Natick, 3 ; New 
Bedford, 4 ; Northampton, 1 ; North Attleborough, 3 ; Norwood, 
2 ; Palmer, 1 ; Peabody, 7 ; Pepperell, 4 ; Petersham, 1 ; Pitts- 
field, 2; Quincj, 2; Eaynham, 12; Eevere, 1; Eockland, 1; 
Eowley, 2 ; Salem, 6 ; Saugus, 1 ; Savoy, 1 ; Scituate, 12 ; 
Sharon,; 1 ; Sheffield, 1 ; Somerville, 2 ; Stoughton, 1 ; Stur- 
bridge, 1; Sutton, 1; Taimton, 2 ; Templeton, 1; Topsfield, 2; 
Wakefield, 2 ; Ware, 2 ; Warwick, 4 ; Watertown, 2 ; Westport, 
1; West Springfield, 4; Whatelj, 2; Whitman, 4; Williams- 
town, 2 ; Wilmington, 2 ; Woburn, 3 ; Worcester, 1 . Of the 
whole number, 192 were cared for and treated in public and 
private hospitals and asylums. There were 466 who attended 
school, and 256 did more or less work. The price of board 
varied from less than $1 per week to $4. All these children 
appeared to be well cared for, except in a very few instances, 
to which the attention of the Overseers of the Poor Avas duly 
called. 

The Pe::^alty ii^curred by Ceetauvt Cities and Towns eoe 
Eaieuee to make their Pauper Returns during the 
Month of April, 1907. 
Sections 39-42 of chapter 81 of the Revised Laws, as 

amended by chapter 115 of the Acts of 1905, are as follows: — 

Section 39. Overseers of the poor shall keep full and accurate 
records, in a form prescribed by the state board of charity, of the 
paupers fully supported, the persons relieved and partially sup- 
ported, and the travellers and vagrants lodged at the expense of 
their cities and towns and of the amount paid for such support and 
relief. 

Section 40. They shall annually in April, for the year ending 
on the last day of March, return to the state board of charity the 
number of such persons supported and relieved, the cost thereof, 
and a record of those fully supported. 

Section 41. In the year nineteen hundred and five and in every 
tenth year thereafter the return of the overseers of the poor shall 
contain true and correct answers to such additional inquiries as the 
state board of charity may deem it advisable to make. 

Section 42. If the overseers of the poor of a city or town refuse 
or neglect to comply with the requirements of the three preceding 



64 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

sections, such city or town shall forfeit one dollar for each day^s 
neglect, and the amount of such forfeiture shall be deducted from 
any amount to which said city or town may be entitled in reimburse- 
ment for relief of state paupers as provided in sections iifteen and 
sixteen of chapter eightj^-five ; and if no such reimbursement shall 
be due to said city or town, the forfeiture shall be deducted from 
any money which may be due to it from the Commonwealth. 

Under these laws the Board reported to the Treasurer of the 
Commonwealth the names of the cities and towns that failed to 
make their pauper returns during the month of April, 1907, 
together with the amount of penalty incurred in each instance, 
as follows : Agawam, $1 ; Amesbury, $5 ; Athol, $5 ; Belmont, 
$3; Charlemont, $5; Concord, $6; Dennis, $6; Dudley, $1 ; 
Dunstable, $5 ; Gay Head, $12 ; Granville, $5 ; Huntington, 
$1; Ipswich, $3; Leicester, $1; Lincoln, $20; Montague, $6; 
Raynham, $1 ; Somerset, $8 ; Wellesley, $1 ; West Boylston, $5 ; 
Westminster, $2; Winthrop, $52; total, $154. 



ADMINISTKATIOlSr. 

In addition to the duties of supervision and publicity above 
given, — duties which are large and capable of further devel- 
opment, for the protection of the poor and the economical ex- 
penditure of public money, — • the Board is charged with cer- 
tain duties entirely administrative. These are chiefly grouped 
under two heads, viz.. State adult poor and State minor wards. 

The administrative duties with reference to the State adult 
poor comprise the discharge of sane inmates of the State Hos- 
pital and the State Farm, the execution of laws relative to the 
release on probation of prisoners at the State Farm, the in- 
vestigation of questions of settlement of poor supported, re- 
lieved, and buried by cities and towns, and of sane inmates of 
State institutions, the directing of aid of unsettled poor by 
cities and towns, the transfer of sane paupers from one institu- 
tion to another, the sending of paupers to the places within and 
outside of the State where they belong, the carrying out of the 
provisions of the contract with the United States regarding 
alien immigrants falling into distress and becoming a public 
charge, and the management of the leper hospital at Penikese 
Island. 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 65 

The administrative duties with regard to State minor wards 
comprise the maintenance and care of delinquent, neglected, 
and dependent children coming into the custody of the Board 
through court commitment and otherwise, and the enactment 
of the laws concerning abandoned infants and infant boarding- 
houses. 

The State Out-door Poor. 

The Statutes provide that before any bills for the support or 
relief of the unsettled poor by cities and towns as State charges 
can be considered, notices of the cases shall be sent to the Board ; 
and, in accordance with these laws, 11,042 such notices were 
received during the official year, from 232 cities and towns, on 
account of 20,549 persons, a net increase of 900, or about 9 per 
cent., over the previous year. Of these notices, 8,328, concern- 
ing 9,875 individuals, were on account of sick State poor, i.e.j, 
persons believed to be too sick to be removed to the State Hos- 
pital (including 1,378 notices, concerning 1,586 individuals, on 
account of persons sick with dangerous diseases) ; 680 notices, 
concerning 2,842 persons, were for wife-settlement cases, i.e.^ 
cases where the wife of the poor person has a legal settlement in 
some city or tovTu; and 2,034 notices, concerning 7,832 persons, 
were for temporary aid and transportation. Of the total num- 
ber of notices above stated, 1,231, concerning 3,689 individuals, 
were in cases on account of which a previous notice had been 
received during the year. 

Cases of Sick State Poor. 
The number of sick State poor notices received was 8,328. 
These 8,328 notices were sent by 183 cities and towns, con- 
cerning 9,875 persons, of whom 8,378 were represented as 
being too ill to be removed. This number shows a net increase 
of the number of notices over the previous year of about 12 
per cent., and, as compared with the official year 1904-1905, 
an increase of about 21 per cent. The largest number of no- 
tices received in any one month was 903, in January; and 
the smallest, 603, in November. The number of persons shows 
a net increase of about 7 per cent., as compared with the pre- 
vious year; and of persons actually sick and requiring medical 
attendance, a net increase of about 12 per cent. Of these 8,328 



6Q STATE BOAKD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

notices, 4,170, or about 50 per cent, of the whole number, were 
from the citj of Boston, viz., 3,908 from the Boston City Hos- 
pital, 149 from the Institutions Department, 64 from the Board 
of Health, 44 from the Boston Lying-in Hospital, and 5 on 
account of persons aided at their homes. 

The number of visits made by the officers of the Board, in 
the investigation of these 8,328 notices, was 16,991. As a 
result of these investigations the Overseers of the Poor were 
directed to discontinue aid in 1,890 cases, — in 1,872 on ac- 
count of the recovery of the patient sufficiently to permit his 
removal, and in 18 for other reasons manifest to the Board. 
In 274 cases all aid was refused, — in 273 because, at the time 
of the application, the patient could have been removed without 
danger, and in 1 for other evident reasons. There were 6,839 
cases investigated by the visitors; and in 425 cases settlements 
were found, concerning 619 persons. 

By order of the Board 12 persons were sent to the State 
Hospital. Among those reported as sick there were 685 deaths. 

Cases of Dangerous Diseases. 
Of the 8,328 notices previously stated as received relative to 
the sick State poor, 1,378 were on account of '' smallpox or 
other diseases dangerous to the public health,'' and provided for 
1,586 persons, of whom 1,408 were patients. These notices 
were from 48 cities and towns; 688 being for cases of diph- 
theria, 417 for scarlet fever, 167 for smallpox, 62 for measles, 
26 for tuberculosis, 6 for whooping-cough, 5 for cerebro-spinal 
meningitis, 4 for leprosy, 2 for erysipelas, and 1 for chicken-pox. 
In 187 cases settlements were found, concerning 239 persons. 

Cases of Wife-settlement. 
The number of notices received was 680, from 72 cities and 
towns, concerning 2,842 persons, of whom 404 were sick. These 
figures show a net increase in the number of notices, as com- 
pared with the previous year, of about 9 per cent. ; and as 
compared with the year 1904—1905, a decrease of about 21 
per cent. Of these 680 notices, 221 were from the city of 
Boston, or about 33 per cent. There were 156 new cases inves- 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 67 

tigated by the agents of the Board, and 3 settlements were 
found. Of the 2,842 persons previously mentioned, 2,162 were 
acknowledged as settled, and as 3 settlements were found among 
the remaining 680, the whole number aided by the State was 
677, of whom 282 were sick. The number of visits made in 
these cases was 854. As a result of the visits, the local authori- 
ties were advised to discontinue aid in 7 cases, and in 2 cases 
all aid was refused. 

Cases of Temporary Aid. 

The number of notices received was 2,034, concerning 7,832 
persons, from 171 cities and towns. The largest number of 
notices received in any one month was 578, in January; and 
the smallest number was 88, in September. The whole number 
shows a net decrease, as compared with the preceding year, of 
about 2 per cent., and, as compared with the year 1904—1905, 
a decrease of about 24 per cent. Of these notices, 189, or about 
9 per cent, were received from the city of Boston. The num- 
ber of visits made under all these notices was 2,974. There were 
669 cases investigated by the agents of the Board, and 142 
settlements were found, concerning 471 persons. As a result 
of visitation, aid was discontinued in 145 cases, and in 12 cases 
aid was refused. There were 51 persons removed to the State 
Hospital; 16 persons refused to be so removed, and further aid 
was declined; 

During the year, bills for the transportation of 225 persons, 
under the temporary aid law, amounting to $1,587.57, were 
allowed. Of these 225 persons, 35 were sent to European coun- 
tries, viz. : Azores, 7 ; Cape Yerde Islands, 1 ; England, 10 ; 
Ireland, 5 ; Italy, 3 ; Russia, 4 ; Sweden, 1 ; Syria, 4 ; 75 to 
Canada and other British Provinces; 115 to other States, viz. : 
California, 4 ; Connecticut, 6 ; District of Columbia, 1 ; Georgia, 
1 ; Maine, 1 ; Maryland, 1 ; Missouri, 1 ; New Hampshire, 4 ; 
New Jersey, 6; New York, 37; Ohio, 7; Pennsylvania, 2; 
Rhode Island, 25 ; South Carolina, 1 ; Yermont, 18. 

Bills amounting to $84.35 were allowed for transportation 
of 34 shipwrecked seamen from Barnstable, Chatham, Eastham, 
Edgartown, Nantucket, Provincetown, and Tisbury to Boston. 



1)8 



STATE BOAED OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



The great defect in the proper administration of public out- 
door relief is the continued neglect by the majority of Overseers 
of the Poor to make investigations before rendering aid. Hun- 
dreds of persons are given public aid every year which visita- 
tion by the proper authorities might have prevented. 

It is claimed, and justly, too, that in many towns and cities 
the force of employees is inadequate to perform this work. This 
evil can be greatly remedied by a closer relation between the 
public official and the private charity worker. The representa- 
tives of private charities could be invited by the public officials 
to assist in the work of visitation in various ways without en- 
croaching on the prerogatives or functions of Overseers of the 
Poor. In towns where there is no organized charity, there would 
be little difficulty in securing volunteer workers for this purpose. 
The discussion of this question at the recent State Conference 
of Charities at Lynn was one of the most interesting of the ses- 
sion. 

Expenses of Support of Out-door Poor. 
The bills examined by the Superintendent of State Adult 
Poor, on account of cases of sick State poor, wife-settlement, 
dangerous diseases, temporary aid, and burials, were in num- 
ber, amount, and allowance as follows : — 



Classes of Cases 



Bills 



Claim 



Allowance 



Deduction 



Sick State poor : — 

Boston City Hospital 
Otiier cases 

Wife-settlement . 

Dangerous diseases : — 
Boston City Hospital 
other cases 

Temporary aid 

Burial 

Totals . . . . 



2,454 
2,596 



605 



477 

487 



1,723 
721 



,063 



$39,636 00 
38,625 30 



6,302 72 



23,359 08 
22,333 95 



J9,136 25 
7,886 15 



$25,431 90 
31,298 97 



5,845 64 



14,177 00 
15.586 58 



27,320 70 
6,800 40 



$167,279 45 



$126,461 19 



$14,204 10 
7,326 33 



457 08 



,182 08 
,747 37 



1,815 55 
1,085 75 



$40,818 26 



Parti.] GENERAL WOEK OF THE BOARD. 69 

Penikese Hospital. 

(Opened November 17, 1905.) 

Penikese Hospital, on Penikese Island, is under the direct 
control of the State Board of Charity. The need of such an 
institution in the State has been emphasized during the past 
year, in which five patients, two men and three women, have 
been admitted. Three are natives of Russia, one is a British 
subject from Trinidad, B. W. I., and the other is a citizen of 
the United States, who has been a resident of Massachusetts 
for at least ten years. 

One patient, John Roderick, a native of Brava, died last 
summer; not from leprosy alone, but from a complication of 
diseases; he was buried on the island. Nine patients are now 
being cared for by the Commonwealth. To meet this increase 
it has become necessary to provide further accommodations, and 
two additional cottages have been built during the year ; one of 
them on a part of the island away from the male patients, and 
in closer proximity to the administration building; it is to be 
occupied by women, experience having shown the need of sep- 
arating the sexes. The present buildings are now almost full, 
and it may become advisable, in the near future, to erect two 
more cottages, one in the vicinity of the present cottage for 
women, and the other, a smaller one, for an attendant, to con- 
tain bed-room, kitchen, bath-room, and pantry. 

The Water System. 
The water supply has proved inadequate, especially during 
building operations. The prolonged drought of last Summer 
very nearly resu-lted in a water famine, which was only averted 
by the most strenuous exertions, and economy in the use of 
water. To prevent a recurrence of this trouble a reservoir, with 
a capacity of 100,000 gallons, has been constructed. The aver- 
age daily supply of water during the last six months has not 
been over 250 gallons. With the aid of the watershed it will 
be an easy task to store 100,000 gallons in the Spring. The 
watershed is good for 40,000 gallons a year, probably half of 
this falling in the Spring months. 



70 . STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17, 



The Patients. 

With the exception of the patient who died last summer, as 
above stated, nearly every other inmate has shown distinct im- 
provement, and that without any special treatment directed to 
the disease. Following is a summary of the condition of the 
several patients. 

Frank Pena, who has been a ward of the State since April 
20, 1904, has steadily maintained the improvement that fol- 
lowed the leprolin treatment, though not necessarily as a result 
of it. The disease has shown in his case but slight signs of 
activity during the last two years; on the contrary, there has 
been a steady decrease of leprotic infiltration of the skin about 
the arms, neck, ai^d face. Apart from the disease, he enjoys 
excellent health, and is as well able to do a day's work as the 
average individual. 

Goon Lee Dep, who became a State charge June 6, 1904, has 
not shown any marked improvement, nor is he any worse. He 
is subject to febrile attacks about once in eight months, and at 
these times he loses what he gains in the interval. He is very 
contented, and has cut off his queue in token of his good feeling 
toward the United States. 

Mrs. Barros came under the care of the State April 23, 1905. 
From an anaemic, debilitated woman she has developed into a 
healthy-looking specimen of humanity since she came to the 
island. The traces left of the disease are very slight, and there 
is good reason to hope that she may eventually be allowed her 
freedom. 

Yee Toy was quarantined January 18, 1905. He has made 
a distinct gain. The infiltration of the skin is much reduced, 
though the disease, at times, shows marked activity, especially 
about the face. These exacerbations subside, however, and the 
eruption finally disappears. He is resigned, and, like his com- 
panion, has cut off his queue. 

Charles W. Beals was sent to Gallup's Island October 31, 
1906. He is a native of E"ew Orleans, but has not been out of 
Massachusetts for eighteen years. For nine years previous to 
that time he was travelling in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Texas. 
It is very probable that in his case, if attention had been called 



Parti.] GENERAL WOEK OF THE BOARD. 71 

to it, the disease could have been diagnosed any time within 
the last six years. This would bring the period of incubation 
within reasonable limits, and the probability is that he was 
infected during his nine years' travelling, and not during the 
period of his residence in Massachusetts. His own idea is that 
he contracted the disease by handling goods and money from all 
parts of the world while in the employment of the Adams Ex- 
press Company, but this seems hardly probable. He has im- 
proved considerably since he came to the island, and his hopes 
of being again restored to his relatives are consequently very 
great. 

Joseph ITeedham was taken to Gallup's Island February 1, 
1907. He is a native of Trinidad, B. W. I., and came to this 
country about three years ago. He has the tubercular form of 
the disease in a very advanced stage. He has, however, steadily 
improved, and the infiltration of his face has greatly subsided. 

Lucy Peterson was admitted July 24, 1907. She is a native 
of Russia. She has a mixed type of the disease, though not in a 
severe form. She has gained considerably, and consequently 
feels very much encouraged. 

Maurice Goldblatt, admitted August 29, 1907, is a native of 
Russia. He has the mixed type of the disease. On his admis- 
sion there was distinct anaesthesia on different parts of the body, 
especially on the arms and also on the nose, so that a pin stuck 
into these parts of the body could not be felt by the patient. At 
the present time sensation has returned everywhere. The only 
treatment he has had has been directed to the ulcers on his arms, 
of which there were four about the size of a fifty-cent piece; 
these have all healed. 

Bertha Osis, admitted December 3, 1907, is also a native of 
Russia. She has the disease in a very mild form, and there is 
some hope that she may eventually be cured. 

So far as can be judged from the Board's experience in the 
matter, ^11 that can be done in the treatment of such cases as 
these is to use su.ch remedies as will assist the patient to combat 
the disease; and these vary according to the idiosyncrasies of 
the several patients. The marked improvement in the case of 
Maurice Goldblatt, in whom the loss of sensation was restored 



72 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

in about two montlis, without the use of any drugs, is a very 
good illustration of what may be done by wholesome food and 
hygiene. 

During the year, experiments with the Roentgen rays have 
been tried in Germany. The results, however, are disappoint- 
ing. 

The Farm, 
Farming operations were begun during the year with great 
expectations, and the results, while falling far short of cal- 
culations, have been very fair, as the following figures will 
show: 3 tons hay, 2 tons corn fodder, 1 ton pumpkins, 200 
pounds squash, 40 bushels carrots, 100 bushels turnips, 185 
bushels potatoes, 50 head cabbages, 10 bushels onions, 60 bushels 
cow beets, besides other garden products, such as lettuce, parsley, 
water melons, etc. 

The motor boat ^^ Keepsake," which has rendered good ser- 
vice the past two years, though subjected to many mishaps, was 
torn from its moorings during the heavy gale in October last, 
and thrown upon the beach, a complete wreck. 

The need of a stanch, seaworthy boat, that trips may be made 
to ]^ew Bedford in all weathers, is imperative, and the Board 
recommends an appropriation of $2,000 for that purpose. 

The exposed position of the island, rendering landing diffi- 
cult, necessitates the construction of a wharf of sufficient length 
so that vessels drawing eight to ten feet may enter at all tides. 
Plans are now being prepared and estimates invited that the 
matter may be intelligently presented to the Legislature. 

Settlement Work. 
The following table is a summary of the work done, during 
the year, in the investigation of settlements of inmates of the 
State institutions : — 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD, 



73 



Cases 
entered 
for Investi- 
gation 


Settle- 
ment 


No 
Settle- 
ment 


With- 
dravra 


8 


4 


- 


- 


6 


6 


- 


- 


10 


8 


3 


- 


M3 


94 


6 


5 


69 


57 


3 


1 


103 


51 


15 


1 


1,105 


569 


163 


86 


15 


12 


2 


- 


339 


220 


27 


7 


1,120 


581 


165 


86 


1,459 


801 


192 


93 



Total 

Cases 
returned 



Worcester Insane Hospital . 

Taunton Insane Hospital 

Westborough Insane Hospital 

Foxborough State Hospital . 

Massachusetts Hospital for Epileptics 

School for the Feeble-minded 

State Hospital 

State Farm 

Total for insane,! feeble-minded, epi- 
leptics, and dipsomaniacs. 
Total for paupers 

Aggregates 



11 
105 

61 

67 
818 

14 
254 
832 



Cases pending November 
Cases pending November ; 



1906 
1907 



738 
1,111 



1 Cases in the insane hospitals entered for investigation are for women committed 
habitual drunkards, inebriates, and dipsomaniacs. 



The following is a summarj of the work done, during the 
year, in the investigation of settlements of the poor of cities 
and towns : — 





Cases 
investigated 


Settlements 
found 


Persons 
settled 


Sick State poor 


6,839 


425 


619 


Wife-settlement 


156 


3 


3 


Temporary aid 


669 


142 


471 


Burial 


457 


4 


4 


Totals 


8,121 


574 


1,097 



Removals. 
The Board is charged with the duty of removing all sane 
paupers not belonging in Massachusetts to the State or place 
where they belong. The following table shows the removals 
made during the year : — 



74 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17, 



REMOVED TO — 



Removed feom — 



State 
Hospital 



State Farm 



Local Office 



Totals 



Other countries : — 
Austria 
British Provinces 

Finland . 
Great Britain . 
Greece 
Italy . 
Russia 
Sicily 
Sweden . 
Syria 



Totals 



Other States : — 
Arkansas . 
Connecticut 
Florida 
Iowa . 
Illinois 
Maine 
]\Iaryland . 
Michigan . 
Minnesota 
Missouri . 
New Hampshire 
New Jersey 
New York 
North Carolina 
Ohio . 

Pennsylvania . 
Rhode Island . 
South Carolina 
Texas 
Vermont . 
Virginia . 



Totals 



Care of Overseers of Poor (having legal 
settlement) . 

Town of residence (having no legal settle- 
ment) . 



20 



189 



2,006 



120 



21 



12 



48 



126 



26 



111 



26 
2 
1 
2 

75 
5 
2 
2 
1 

55 
6 

8n 
4 
1 
9 
132 
5 
5 

10 
5 



437 

69 

5,121 



Summary of Removals. 

To other countries Ill 

To other States 437 

To town of residence 5,121 

To town of settlement .69 

Total 5,738 



Children in the Custody of the Board. 
At tlie close of the official year, ISTovember 30, 1906, there 
were 3,806 children in the care and custody of the Board, viz., 
260 juvenile offenders, 1,953 neglected, and 1,593 dependent 
children. During the year ending IN'ovember 30, 1907, 983 
children were received, viz., 107 juvenile offenders, 382 neg- 



Parti.] GENERAL WOEK OF THE BOARD. 75 

lected, and 494 dependent children; and 787 were discliarged, 
viz., 69 jnvenile offenders, 287 neglected, and 431 dependent 
children; leaving, I^ovember 30, 1907, 4,002 children, viz., 298 
juvenile offenders, 2,048 neglected, and 1,656 dependent chil- 
dren. Of the 4,002 children, 1,201 were in families without 
board, 2,565 in families with board, and 236 in the State Hos- 
pital and other institutions, not penal, for special care and 
treatment. 

Charles Street Temporary Rome. 
In addition to the temporary home at Welleslej, there has 
been established during the year a second temporary home, at 
152 Charles Street, Boston. Its purpose is the care of children, 
mostly under twelve years of age, coming into the custody of 
the Board, until boarding places can be found for them, and 
for children who are being re-located. Its situation near the 
Massachusetts General Hospital and the Massachusetts Eye 
and Ear Infirmary makes it convenient also for the reception 
of children who are in need of hospital treatment in the out- 
door departments of these institutions. The capacity of the 
home is 27, and the number there at any one time has varied 
from 8 to 29. 

Court Attendance. 
In addition to the work of supervision, and of caring for 
children who are either committed to or taken by the Board, 
there has been for many years the duty of court attendance. 
The law provides that whenever the court believes that a child 
should be punished by being sent to a public institution, or com- 
mitted to the custody of the Board, it may notify the Board to 
send its agent to be present in the interest of the child. Many 
courts, however, have been in the habit of notifying the Board 
in cases where there was no question of the child being sent 
away; and in the past year 3,543 cases were attended in 67 
courts throughout the State, though but 747 of these children 
were sent to institutions or conmiitted to the custody of the 
Board. The agents of the Board also attend hearings in cases 
of neglected children. There were 1,155 such cases during the 
year, and 313 neglected children were committed to the Board. 
These cases are usually prepared and brought into court by 



76 STATE BOAED OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

agents of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of 
Cruelty to Children, and vary greatly in number in the dif- 
ferent courts of the State. 

Pauper Infants, 

The whole number of infants, or children under three years 
of age, in charge of the Board, at the beginning of the official 
year, December 1, 1906, was 444; the number received since 
was 339 ; making the whole number supported during the year 
783. There remained at the close of the official year, ^N^ovem- 
ber 30, 1907, 469. 

Of the infants received, 128 were committed to the custody 
of the Board by Overseers of the Poor; 9 were received from 
the State Hospital ; 93 were committed by the courts ; 34 were 
taken under section 13 of chapter 83 of the Revised Laws; 
and 75 were received under section 36 of the same chapter. 

Of the 783 infants supported, 35 were legally adopted; 154 
were transferred to the subdivision for children, having reached 
the age of three years; 39 were discharged to parents or rela- 
tives; 1 was discharged to place of settlement; and 85 died. 

Of the remaining 469 infants, 13 were on trial for adoption 
without expense to the State. 

The 128 infants received from Overseers of the Poor and 
the 9 received from the State Hospital were committed to the 
Board under section 20 of chapter 83 of the Revised Laws, 
which provides that : ^' The overseers of the poor of a city or 
town and the superintendent and board of trustees of the state 
hospital shall commit any indigent or neglected infants which 
have no known settlement in this commonwealth to the custody 
of the state board of charity." Many of these infants have been 
deserted after they have been placed at board in the home of 
some woman who, being obliged to support herself and family, 
takes this method of gaining a livelihood in preference to going 
out to work by the day. The board of the infant is paid some- 
times a week in advance, sometimes for a longer period; then 
the infant is abandoned, and nothing more is heard from its 
parents by the care-taker, who struggles along for a few weeks 
without sufficient means to provide suitable nourishment for 
the, baby. Then, when its health begins to fail and she fears 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 77 

it may die on her hands, the Overseers of the Poor are notified 
and it is committed to the custody of the State Board of 
Charity. Eoundlings are received under this law, and the con- 
dition of these varies according to age, previous care, apparent 
hereditary disease, and the rigor of the circumstances surroimd- 
ing the abandonment. 

The 93 infants from the courts were committed under sec- 
tion 37 of chapter 83 of the Revised Laws, which provides that: 
^' A police, district or municipal court or a trial justice, upon 
complaint that any child under sixteen years of age within its 
or his jurisdiction, by reason of orphanage or of the neglect, 
crime or drunkenness or other vice of his parents, is growing up 
without education or salutary control and in circumstances ex- 
posing him to lead an idle and dissolute life, or is dependent 
upon public charity, . . . may commit the child, whether he 
has or has not a settlement, to the custody of said board until he 
is twenty-one years of age or for a less time, and said board shall 
provide for the care and maintenance of the child without ex- 
pense to the city or town of his settlement and may discharge 
the child from its custody whenever the object of his commit- 
ment has been accomplished." lisTearly all of these children are 
suffering from neglect and ill treatment. Many of those who 
are brought to the office in the State House are covered with 
vermin and very filthy. These are made as comfortable as 
possible, provided with suitable clothing and sent to the nurs- 
ery, or directly to some selected home, where they receive 
necessary attention. In some instances, it is only after a long 
course of medical care and faithful nursing that these infants 
are restored to health. 

'No infants taken from unsuitable boarding places were re- 
moved under section 26 of chapter 83 of the Revised Laws, 
which provides that the Superintendent of State Minor Wards, 
or other designated officer of the Board, may remove to the 
custody of the Board any child under the age of seven years, 
not under the personal care of a parent or a guardian, who is 
sheltered or maintained apart from his parents, and is not 
receiving proper care, when he considers such removal necessary 
for the protection of the child from neglect or abuse. This 
shows that the operation of this law and the Board's system of 



78 STATE BOAKD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

rigid inspection has practically broken up the old-time practice 
of baby farming in this Commonwealth. 

The 75 infants taken from parents or guardians were re- 
ceived under the provisions of section 36 of chapter 83 of the 
Revised Laws, viz. : " The state board of charity may, in its 
discretion, upon the written application of the parent or guar- 
dian, or, if there is no parent or guardian, of a friend, of a 
child under the age of sixteen years who is dependent upon pub- 
lic charity, or upon written application of the overseers of the 
poor of the city or town in which such child is found, provide 
for his maintenance." This law was framed with the inten- 
tion of providing for infants whose parents or relatives responsi- 
ble for their support are in need of temporary assistance, on 
account of sickness or inability to obtain employment. The 
number of applications received under this section during the 
year ending ISTovember 30, 1907, was 170. Of this number, 1 
was pending; 8 were withdrawn; 12 were cancelled; 74 were 
refused ; and 75 were accepted by the State Board. 

There were 34 infants given up for adoption by their mothers 
under section 13 of chapter 83 of the Revised Laws, which 
provides that : ^^ The mother of an illegitimate infant under 
two years of age, who is a resident of this commonwealth and 
who has previously borne a good character, may, in writing 
signed by her, and with the consent of said state board of char- 
ity, give up such infant to said board for adoption; and said 
state board, if it deems such action for the public interest, may, 
in its discretion and on such conditions as it may impose, re- 
ceive such infant and provide therefor. Such surrender by the 
mother shall operate as a consent by her to any adoption subse- 
quently approved by said board." Children received under this 
section have not been in so promising a condition as in previous 
years, due in part, no doubt, to unfavorable weather conditions 
during the summer months; but, notwithstanding this, the 
mortality among infants of this class has been lower than during 
the preceding year. Undoubtedly, the raising of the standard 
of milk supply throughout the State has contributed much to 
this more favorable result. 

The whole number of applications received during the year 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 79 

for infants to adopt was 61 ; 4 of these were withdrawn, 44 
were investigated; lY have not jet been investigated. Of the 
44 investigated, 22 were filled and 22 were not filled. Of the 
22 not filled, 14 have been investigated and the homes approved, 
and some of these applicants have been shown children eligible 
for adoption, but have not found them acceptable. Of the 469 
infants in the custody of the State November 30, 1907, 138 have 
been supported by the State for more than two years, and were, 
therefore, legally eligible for adoption. To these should be added 
19 foundlings, making the whole number 157. Of this number, 
157, 48 are in condition, physically, to be shown to applicants 
for children to adopt; but this does not represent the probable 
number who will be acceptable to persons applying for a child 
to adopt. Some of these have been shown and have not been 
satisfactory. 

The rate of mortality among the infants was 10.85+ per 
cent., about 2 per cent, less than last year. 

The number of applications for infants to board was 234. 
Of these, 6 were withdrawn, leaving 228 on the files. The 
number of applications for infants to board is in excess of the 
supply. Most of the homes of these applicants have been visited 
and those approved have been placed on a waiting list. Some 
of these homes have been recommended to parents or guardians 
applying for boarding places ; but, as a rule, women who apply 
for State infants are unwilling to take infants from parents or 
guardians, as they feel that they are less sure of pay, and, fre- 
quently, are asked to board them for a smaller amount than is 
paid by the State. 

The Nursery, at 24 Dil worth Street, Roxbury, is a tempo- 
rary boarding-house for infants when first received, and is li- 
censed to keep eight infants. This number is never exceeded. 
The Nursery is in charge of a matron, with a woman assistant. 
There are four rooms, besides the kitchen, furnished with cribs 
and other necessary equipment for the proper care of infants. 
A large proportion of the infants received are brought directly 
to the State House, and most of these are sent to the Nursery 
to be cleaned and properly clothed, and in many cases to receive 
medical care and treatment before being sent to board in fam- 



80 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

ilies. The Nursery is connected by telephone with the State 
House, and also with the home of one of the medical visitors, 
so that in case of sudden illness or other emergency medical 
attendance and advice can be secured without delay. Of the 
339 infants received during the last official year, 288 were ad- 
mitted to the I^ursery and only 1 died there. The other 287 
were placed directly in families. 



The following tables regarding the several classes of the 
Board's children are self-explanatory : — 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



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Movement of Children over Three Years of Age in Custody of the 

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Dependent Children 






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Boys 


Girls 


Totals 


Boys 


Girls 


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Girls 


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80, 


230 


30 


260 


1,034 


843 


1,877 


809 


416 


1,225 


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23 


107 


165 


124 


289 


158 


90 


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12 


69 


126 


98 


224 


101 


79 


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30, 


257 


41 


298 


1,073 


869 


1,942 


866 


427 


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Children over Three Years of Age at Board from December i, 1906^ 
to November 30^ 1907 .^ and their Disposal. 



At board December 1, 1906 

Placed at board December 1, 1906, to November 30, 1907 



Total 



1,997 
498 



2,495 



Placed in families, without board 
Placed with friends, without board 

Discharged 

Adopted . . . . - . 

Died 

Runaway . . . . . 
Institutions, not penal 
Penal institutions 



Total 

At board November 30, 1907 



204 

19 

101 

13 

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6 

22 
9 



379 

2,116 



There were 48 cliildren, State wards, in the State Hospital 
on November 30, 1907; 4 Industrial School girls were in the 
State Hospital on the same day. In addition to the 13 children 
at board adopted, there were 26 children adopted who were not 
on board. 



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88 STATE BOAED OF CHAKITY. [P. D. 17. 

Licensed Boarding Houses for Infants. 

During the last official year, 373 licenses to maintain board- 
ing houses for infants were granted by the Board under the 
provisions of section 2, chapter 83, Eevised Laws, in 56 cities 
and towns, in addition to the 301 licenses in force at the ex- 
piration of the previous year; 271 licenses expired, — 269 by 
the one-year limitation, 1 by the four-months limitation, and 1 
by the one-month limitation ; 62 were revoked, — 61 on account 
of change of residence, and 1 for neglect of infants ; and 341 
licenses, permitting the boarding of 690 infants in 53 cities 
and towns, remained in force I^ovember 30, 1907. These rep- 
resent the licensed homes, not only of infants supported by the 
Commonwealth, but also of those placed out by the Massachu- 
setts Infant Asylum, by parents of infants, the St. Mary's In- 
fant Asylum, the Boston Children's Aid Society, the Boston 
Trustees for Children, the Federation of Jewish Charities, the 
Gwynne Temporary Home, the Children's Mission to the Chil- 
dren of the Destitute, the l^ew England Home for Little Wan- 
derers, the Worcester Children's Friend Society, the Lowell 
Day I^^ursery Association, the Massachusetts Society for the 
Prevention of Cruelty to Children, the Boston Children's Friend 
Society, the Boston Female Asylum, the Volunteers of America, 
the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, and the Worcester Chil- 
dren's Aid Society. 

The following table shows the number of licenses issued, the 
number of cities and towns where licensees reside, the number 
of licenses expired and revoked, the whole number in force, 
etc., for the year ending iN'ovember 30, 1907, and fifteen pre- 
ceding years : — 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



89 



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34 


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5 


122 


9 


972 


398 


272 


1893 










199 


39 


loo 


16 


139 


. 20 


1,800 


768 


374 


1894 










173 


42 


120 


32 


159 


49 


2,997 


1,156 


382 


1895 










182 


50 


134 


52 


155 


68 


■2,701 


1,125 


429 


1896 










154 


39 


135 


32 


142 


57 


2,972 


1,235 


483 


1897 










189 


43 


123 


42 


166 


38 


3,343 


1,376 


549 


1898 










209 


43 


150 


48 


177 


25 


3,075 


1,355 


630 


1899 










222 


43 


155 


60 


184 


43 


3,269 


1,347 


513 


1900 










228 


41 


157 


59 


196 


19 


3,117 


1,337 


528 


1901 










258 


44 


174 


52 


228 


23 


3,525 


1,395 


601 


1902 










271 


48 


191 


58 


250 


8 


3,176 


1,384 


557 


1903 










253 


47 


221 


62 


220 


12 


3,111 


1,319 


572 


1904 










276 


48 


197 


43 


256 


24 


3,751 


1,543 


685 


1905 










285 


47 


236 


43 


262 


7 


3,737 


1,704 


674 


1906 (ending November 30) 


400 


51 


295 


66 


301 


15 


4,926 


1,942 


718 


1907 (ending November 30) 


373 


56 


271 


62 


341 


10 


4,712 


1,925 


817 



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during the year. 



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Tuition of Children under the Care and Control of 

THE Board. 

Section 4 of chapter 44 of the Revised Laws provides that, 
" For the tuition in the public schools in any city or town of a 
child between the ages of £.ye and fifteen years who shall be 
placed elsewhere than in his own home by the state board of 
charity ... or kept under the control of . . . said board in 
said city or town, the commonwealth shall pay to said city or 
town . . . fifty cents for each week of -^ve days, or major part 
thereof, of attendance of every such child in the public schools. 
For the transportation to and from a public school of any child 
whose tuition is payable by the commonwealth . . . the com- 
monwealth . . . shall pay to the city or town furnishing such 
transportation, for each week of -^Ye days or major part thereof, 
an amount equal to the average amount for each child paid by 
said city or town per week for the transportation of children to 
and from school over the route by which such child is conveyed." 

Under the operation of this law, bills received from 196 
cities and towns, for the tuition and transportation of 2,154 
children, amounting to $29,999.53, — viz., schooling, $27,- 
677.50; transportation, $2,322.03, — were audited by the 
Board, and paid by the Treasurer of the Commonwealth, du.r- 
ing the last official year, as follows : — 



TOWNS 


Number of 
Children 


Number of 

Weeks' 

Schooling 


- Cost of 
Schooling 


Cost of 
Transpor- 
tation 


Total Cost 


Abington 


25 


860 


$430 00 


$338 00 


$768 00 


Acushnet . 








4 


120 


60 00 




60 00 


Amherst 








31 


970 


485 00 


93 30 


578 30 


Andover . 








14 


134 


67 00 




67 00 


Arlington . 








14 


762 


381 00 


_ 


381 00 


Ashfleld . 








2 


38 


19 00 


_ 


19 00 


Ashland 








10 


213 


106 50 


84 20 


190 70 


Ayer . 








1 


38 


19 00 




19 00 


Barnstable 








17 


383 


191 50 


124 35 


315 85 


Barre . 








4 


57 


28 50 


11 00 


39 50 


Becket 








5 


161 


80 50 


18 50 


99 00 


Belchertown 








46 


933 


466 50 


- 


466 50 


Bellingham 








3 


108 


54 00 


27 00 


81 00 


Belmont 








4 


136 


68 00 




68 00 


Berkley 








8 


212 


106 00 


- 


106 00 


Bernardston 








1 


34 


17 00 


_ 


17 00 


Beverly 








1 


9 


4 50 


_ 


4 50 


Billerica . 








8 


165 


82 50 


_ 


82 50 


Blandford . 








8 


203 


101 50 


_ 


101 50 


Bourne 








3 


60 


30 00 


8 52 


38 52 


Braintree . 








7 


215 


107 50 


28 50 


136 00 


Bridgewater 








29 


853 


426 50 


33 25 


459 75 



no 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



TOWNS 


Number of 
Children 


Number of 

Weeks' 
Schooling 


Cost of 
Schooling 


Cost of 
Transpor- 
tation 


Total Cost 


Brim field . . . 


1 


26 


$13 00 




$13 00 


Brockton . 






6 


192 


96 00 


_ 


96 00 


Buckiaud . 






22 


551 


275 50 


- 


275 50 


Cambridge 






62 


1,936 


968 00 


- 


968 00 


Canton 






]2 


398 


199 00 


_ 


199 00 


Carver 






2 


72 


36 00 


_ 


36 00 


Cbarlemont 






21 


462 


231 00 


_ 


231 00 


Cliarlton . 






14 


206 


103 00 


$12 00 


115 00 


Clieimsford 






16 


387 


193 50 




193 50 


Chelsea 






4 


145 


72 50 


_ 


72 50 


Cliester 






38 


967 


483 50 


25 00 


508 50 


Cliesterfield 









124 


62 00 


- 


62 00 


Cliicopee . 






14 


417 


208 50 


- 


208 50 


Colrain 






8 


164 


82 00 


- 


82 00 


Concord 






]0 


357 


178 50 


- 


178 50 


Conway 






6 


170 


85 00 


- 


85 00 


Cummington 






35 


972 


486 00 


62 40 


548 40 


Dalton 






11 


257 


128 50 


_ 


128 50 


Danvers 






4 


50 


25 00 


- 


25 00 


Dartmoutli 






4 


132 


66 00 


_ 


66 00 


Dedliam 






12 


572 


286 00 


_ 


286 00 


Deerlield . 






1 


20 


10 00 


5 00 


15 00 


Dennis 






3 


16 


8 00 


_ 


8 00 


Disliton 






5 


170 


85 00 


- 


85 00 


Dracut 






1 


4 


2 00 


_ 


2 00 


Dudley 






6 


159 


79 50 


_ 


79 50 


Duxbnry . 






1 


62 


31 00 


_ 


31 00 


East Bridge water 






19 


479 


239 50 


14 00 


253 50 


Eastliam . 






2 


20 


10 00 


9 00 


19 00 


Easthampton 






4 


145 


72 50 


70 50 


143 00 


East Longmeadow 






27 


621 ■ 


310 50 


- 


310 50 


Easton 






27 


893 


446 50 


- 


446 50 


Enfleld 








58 


1,461 


730 50 


- 


730 50 


Everett 








14 


501 


250 50 


_ 


250 50 


Fairliaven 








3 


126 


63 00 


_ 


63 00 


Falmouth 








1 


37 


18 50 


27 75 


46 25 


Fitchburg 








6 


209 


104 50 


- 


104 50 


Foxborough 






6 


83 


41 50 


3 50 


45 00 


Framingham 






11 


369 


184 50 


6 75 


191 25 


Franklin 






19 


445 


222 50 


141 80 


?64 30 


Gardner 








9 


1S3 


91 50 


- 


91 50 


Georgetowr 








7 


161 


80 50 


58 40 


138 90 


Gill . 








17 


408 


204 00 


- 


204 00 


Gloucester 








4 


16 


8 00 


- 


8 00 


Goshen 








0, 


43 


21 50 


- 


21 50 


Gran by 








8 


247 


123 50 


78 50 


202 CO 


Granville 








2 


46 


23 00 


- 


23 00 


Greenfield 








7 


217 


. 108 50 


36 00 


144 50 


Groveland 








4 


122 


61 00 


- 


61 00 


Hadley 








11 


252 


126 00 


_ 


126 00 


Hampden 




• 




16 


428 


214 00 


- 


214 00 


Hanover 








6 


85 


42 50 


- 


42 50 


Hanson 








4 


60 


30 00 


- 


30 00 


Harwich 








17 


374 


187 00 


17 00 


204 00 


Hatfield 








1 


12 


6 00 


- 


6 00 


Hawlev 








29 


645 


322 50 


- 


322 50 


Heath '. 








1 


52 


26 00 




26 00 


Hinsdale 








17 


368 


184 00 


49 61 


233 61 


Holbrook 








2 


65 


32 50 


- 


32 50 


H olden 








1 


24 


12 00 


12 00 


24 00 


Holliston 








10 


247 


123 50 


_ 


123 50 


H olyoke 








2 


84 


42 00 


7 14 


49 14 


Hopkinton 








16 


411 


205 50 


- 


205 50 


Hubbardston 






4 


48 


24 00 


- 


24 00 


Huntington 






15 


419 


209 50 


- 


209 50 


Kingston . 






4 


133 


66 50 


- 


66 50 


Lakeville 








2 


43 


21 50 


- 


21 50 


Lawrence 








2 


60 


30 00 


- 


30 00 


Lee . 








12 


301 


150 50 


75 50 


226 00 


Leverett 








12 


348 


174 00 


30 20 


204 20 


Lexington 








5 


141 


70 50 


10 32 


80 82 


Ley den 








3 


102 


51 00 


- 


51 00 


Lincoln 








2 


60 


30 00 


75 00 


105 00 


Lowell 








3 


111 


55 50 


_ 


55 50 


Ludlow 








34 


718 


359 00 


37 50 


396 50 


Lynn . 










179 


89 50 


- 


89 50 


Maiden 








17 


317 


158 50 


~ 


15S 50 



Part I.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



93 



TOWNS 


Number of 
Children 


Number of 

Weeks' 
Schooling 


Cost of 
Schooling 


Cost of 
Transpor- 
tation 


Total Cost 


Mansfield 


4 


47 


$23 50 




$23 50 


Marble head 








1 


24 


12 00 


_ 


12 00 


Marlborough 








8 


184 


92 00 


$7 87 


99 87 


Medfield . 








2 


67 


33 50 


- 


33 50 


Medford . 








21 


331 


165 50 


_ 


165 50 


Medvvay 








2 


52 


26 00 


- 


26 00 


Melrose 








15 


370 


185 00 


_ 


185 00 


Merrimac . 








6 


222 


111 00 


156 00 


267 00 


Methuen 








10 


278 


139 00 


_ 


139 00 


Middleborouffh . 








31 


828 


414 00 


- 


414 00 


INIiddlefleld 








53 


1,276 


638 00 


64 75 


702 75 


Middleton . 








10 


235 


117 50 


66 50 


184 00 


Milton 








1 


39 


19 50 


- 


19 50 


Montague . 








5 


109 


54 50 


41 44 


95 94 


Montgomery 








3 


14 


7 00 


14 00 


21 00 


Monson 








46 


1,300 


650 00 


-. 


650 00 


Natick 








16 


425 


212 50 


_ 


212 50 


New Ashford 








3 


26 


13 00 


_ 


13 00 


Xew Bedford . 








14 


394 


197 00 


_ 


197 00 


Newbury . 








29 


743 


371 50 


- 


371 50 


Newburyport 








7 


209 


104 50 


- 


104 50 


New Marlboroug 


h 






1 


7 


3 50 


- 


3 50 


Newton 








5 


81 


40 50 


- 


40 50 


Northampton . 








19 


501 


250 50 


- 


250 50 


North bridge 








3 


114 


57 00 


_ 


57 00 


North Brookfield 








5 


148 


74 00 


_ 


74 00 


North field . 








5 


102 


51 00 


_ 


51 00 


Norton 








15 


408 


204 00 


- 


204 00 


Nor well 








12 


326 


163 00 


55 00 


218 00 


Norwood . 








1 


28 


14 00 




14 00 


Oakham 








3 


68 


34 00 


_ 


34 00 


Orange 








3 


58 


29 00 


- 


29 00 


Palmer 








10 


220 


110 00 


20 54 


130 54 


Peabody 








4 


54 


27 00 


- 


27 00 


Pelham 








27 


648 


324 00 


_ 


324 00 


Pembroke . 








13 


366 


183 00 


- 


183 00 


Peru . 








5 


90 


45 00 


_ 


45 00 


Petersham . 








4 


119 


59 50 


_ 


59 50 


Plainfield . 








10 


258 


129 00 


_ 


129 00 


Plainville . 








1 


12 


6 00 


10 32 


16 32 


Plynipton . 








2 


21 


10 50 


- 


10 50 


Quincy 








4 


119 


59 50 


- 


59 50 


■Randolph . 








9 


238 


119 00 


- 


119 00 


Raynham . 








14 


345 


172 50 


18 40 


190 90 


Reading 








21 


470 


235 00 


10 00 


245 00 


Rehoboth . 








4 


102 


51 00 


_ 


51 00 


Revere 








3 


111 


55 50 


_ 


55 50 


Rockland . 








9 


216 


108 00 


_ 


108 00 


Rowe . 








22 


612 


306 00 


_ 


306 00 


Russell 








2 


46 


23 00 


_ 


23 00 


Rutland . 








1 


34 


17 00 


- 


17 00 


Salisbury . 








2 


53 


26 50 


- 


26 50 


Saugus 








27 


720 


360 00 


_ 


360 00 


Sharon 








6 


158 


79 00 


- 


79 00 


Shelburne . 








2 


65 


32 50 


19 33 


51 83 


Sherbora . 








2 


70 


35 00 


17 50 


52 50 


Shutesbury 








3 


93 


46 50 




46 50 


Somerville . 








10 


263 


131 50 


- 


131 50 


Southborough 








4 


112 


56 00 


28 00 


84 00 


South Hadley 








5 


192 


96 00 




96 00 


Southwick . 








14 


256 


128 00 


- 


128 00 


Spencer 








7 


148 


74 00 


73 09 


147 09 


Springfield 
Stoneham . 








27 


520 


260 00 


_ 


260 00 








16 


. 288 


144 00 


_ 


144 00 


Stoughton . 








11 


298 


149 00 


- 


149 00 


Sudbury 
Sunderland 








9 


261 


130 50 


_ 


130 50 








3 


84 


42 00 


30 00 


72 00 


Sutton 








4 


144 


72 00 


- 


72 00 


Swanipscott 








3 


65 


32 50 


- 


32 50 


Templeton . 








7 


166 


83 00 


- 


83 00 


Tewksbury 








2 


35 


17 50 


_ 


17 50 


Topsfield . 








5 


88 


44 00 


- 


44 00 


To\^^lsend . 








1 


34 


17 00 


- 


17 00 


Truro . 








2 


76 


38 00 


_ 


38 00 


Upton 








26 


742 


371 00 


2 00 


373 00 


Wakefield . 








89 


2,148 


1,074 00 


- 


1,074 00 


Wales 


4 


53 


26 50 


- 


26 50 



94 



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TOWNS 


Number of 
Children 


Number of 

Weeks' 
Schooling 


Cost of 
Schooling 


Cost of 
Transpor- 
tation 


Total Cost 


Walpole 


2 


80 


$40 00 


_ 


$40 00 


Ware . 








15 


417 


208 50 


_ 


208 50 


Warren 








5 


144 


72 00 


_ 


72 00 


Warwick . 








4 


66 


33 00 


- 


33 00 


Watertown 








2 


188 


94 00 


_ 


94 00 


Westborou2:h 








4 


57 


28 50 


$6 00 


34 50 


West Bridae water 








10 


254 


127 00 




127 00 


West Xewbury . 








18 


521 


260 50 


- 


260 50 


Wevmouth . 








7 


196 


98 00 


10 00 


108 00 


Whatelv 








11 


211 


105 50 


_ 


105 50 


Whitman . 








6 


166 


83 00 




83 00 


Wilbraliam 








30 


599 


299 50 


- 


299 50 


Williamsburg . 








44 


1,174 


587 00 


30 80 


617 80 


William stown . 








5 


140 


70 00 


_ 


70 00 


Winchester 








12 


340 


170 00 


9 00 


179 00 


Wo burn 








45 


1,003 


501 50 


- 


501 50 


Worcester . 








6 


146 


73 00 


- 


73 00 


Worthington 








26 


645 


322 50 


- 


322 50 


Wrentham . 








3 


114 


57 00 


_ 


57 00 


Yarmouth . 








3 


96 


48 00 


- 


48 00 


Totals . 








2,154 


55,355 


$27,677 50 


$2,322 03 


$29,999 53 



Parole peom the State Paem. 
The parole system at the State Parm is imder the direct con- 
trol of the State Board of Charity. The law on the subject is 
as follows : — 

[Revised Laws, Chapter 85.] 

Section 37. In imposing a sentence of imprisonment at the 
state farm^ the court or trial justice shall not fix or limit the dura- 
tion thereof. Whoever is sentenced to the state farm for drunken- 
ness may be there held in custody for not more than one year, and 
whoever is so sentenced for any other offence may be there held in 
custody for not more than two years, except as provided in section 
thirty-three. 

Section 38. If it appears to the state board of charity that a 
person serving a sentence at the state farm has reformed, it may, 
upon such conditions as it may determine, issue to him a permit to 
be at liberty for the residue of the period for which he might be 
held, and may revoke it at any time previous to its expiration. 

Section 39.^ Upon the revocation of such permit, said board 
may issue an order for the return of the holder thereof to the state 
farm, which may be served by any officer authorized to serve crim- 
inal process. Upon his return to the state farm, the holder of such 
permit shall be detained for the residue of the term for which he 
might be held under the provisions of section thirty-seven and the 
time between his release on permit and said return shall not be 
considered as any part of said term ; or, if subsequent to such return 
it shall be deemed advisable by said board, the board may issue to 



As amended by Acts of 1904, Chapter 216. 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 95 

such person further permits to be at liberty under the provisions 
of section thirty-eight, and subject to revocation as therein pro- 
vided. 

Under this law the Board has established the following 
rules and regulations : — 

Rule 1. Prisoners who may be held in custody for a term not 
exceeding one year shall be entitled to release on probation at the 
expiration of three months from the date of their commitment, on 
the recommendation of the Superintendent of the State Farm. 
If returned for violation of the conditions of the release, they shall 
remain at the State Farm four months after such return; and if 
returned a second time, they shall remain until the expiration of 
the term of the maximum sentence, except as provided by Rule 3. 

Rule 2. Prisoners who may be held in custody for a term not 
exceeding two years shall be entitled to release on probation at the 
expiration of nine months from the date of their commitment, on 
the recommendation of the Superintendent of the State Farm. 
If returned for violation of the conditions of the release, they shall 
remain at the State Farm until the expiration of the term of the 
maximum, sentence, except as provided by Rule 3. 

Rule 3. Prisoners returned to the State Farm to serve until the 
expiration of the term of the maximum sentence shall be entitled 
to such deduction of time for good conduct, not exceeding thirty 
days, as the Superintendent of the State Farm may determine; 
but in case of arrest after such release, the State Board shall not 
revoke the permit to be at liberty, but shall let the case take its 
course in the courts. 

Rule 4. When a prisoner during the term of his probation is 
returned on a new sentence for a similar offence, he shall be held 
as if he were returned for breach of his parole on his original sen- 
tence, and without regard to subsequent conviction. 

The Superintendent of the State Farm shall report to the State 
Board of Charity one week before the expiration of each month, 
and as much oftener as he may deem necessary, the names of all 
prisoners entitled to release under the foregoing rules. 

The probationary release provided for in these rules shall be upon 
condition that the holder of the permit to be at liberty does not 
thereafter return to his former habits of dissipation or vagrancy, 
and upon such other conditions as the State Board of Charity may 
impose; and whenever it shall appear to the Board that the condi- 
tions have been violated by the holder of the permit at any time 
during the maximum term for which he might have been held in 
custody, it may revoke the permit and issue a warrant for the 
return of the prisoner to the State Farm. 



9G STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

For the purpose of carrying out the law and the rules, the 
Board employs a corps of volunteer visitors, selected with special 
reference to their fitness for the work by training and experi- 
ence. These visitors are so selected in respect to their places of 
residence as to be within easy reach of the homes to which the 
paroled prisoners are released. The devising of regulations by 
which the greatest number of the class concerned can be bene- 
fited has been the subject of careful consideration by the Board. 
It sought the best expert advice available, and, prior to the 
adoption of the rules, submitted them to the judges of the courts 
committing the great majority of cases to the State Farm, who 
gave them their unqualified approval. 

The prison department of the State Farm is the only institu- 
tion of the kind in the State that receives almost exclusively 
but two classes of criminals, — drunkards and vagrants. It is 
the place of last resort to which the committing justices send 
offenders who have repeatedly appeared before them, and who 
have been successively released as first offenders, placed on pro- 
bation, fined, and committed on short sentences to local houses 
of correction. Necessarily in such cases the percentage of real 
reform must be small. There remain, however, a considerable 
number of first and even second offenders for whom a wisely 
managed parole system accomplishes marked results ; and to our 
visitors, who have unselfishly devoted themselves to the moral 
welfare of those entrusted to their oversight, great praise and 
credit are due. 

In this connection, the words of the Superintendent of the 
State Farm in his Annual Report to the Trustees are well worth 
repeating. " Probation," he says, " has been a work of rapid 
expansion, and the good results have been simply marvellous 
when we consider the rapidity of its rise and growth. . . . 
The Board paroles, directs, and commends them to the helpful, 
fostering care of probation visitors, or agents, made up largely 
from the best and ablest Christian and temperance workers all 
over the State, — a self-sacrificing body whose sole purpose is 
to help the unfortunate to live a better life, and encourage and 
stimulate them in the hour of distress and temptation. Never 
in all my experience have I heard a revoked and returned pris- 
oner say aught ill of his probation visitor." 



Parti.] GENEEAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 97 

As was stated in last year's Report, the testimony of the visit- 
ors appears to be almost unanimously in favor of this parole 
system ; and in view of the undoubted evidence of its benefit to 
the prisoner and the community, there can be hardly any ques- 
tion of the advisability of its indefinite continuance. 

Immigeation. 

Under an agreement made March 28, 1894, between the 
State Board and the Treasury Department of the United States, 
and continued under the - recently established Department of 
Commerce and Labor, the Commonwealth is reimbursed from 
the immigrant fund, created by head-tax collections, for the 
support of such alien immigrants as have entered the State, 
fallen into serious distress, and become a public charge, within 
one year after their landing in the country, — such distress 
having arisen from causes existing subsequent to their landing. 
In cases where the causes of distress existed prior to landing, 
and the immigrants have become a public charge within three 
years after landing, it is the duty of the steamship companies 
bringing such immigrants into the United States to carry them 
back again. The steamship companies have also reimbursed 
the, State for the expense of their support. Recently, however, 
they have refused to undergo this expense, with the result that 
the United States Treasury is now paying the bills. 

Under the provisions of the contract the Board reported to 
the Commissioner of Immigration, during the year ending 'No- 
vember 30, 1907, 364 cases of immigrants who had fallen into 
distress, of which 224 were verified and allowed. Of the re- 
maining 140, 48 were not verified, 37 were discharged from 
hospital before investigation by the United States officials, 20 
were withdrawn, 29 were paid for by relatives or friends, 4 died, 
1 was not landed within the year, and 1 was not allowed on 
account of his having shipped as an able seaman. Of the 224 
cases allowed, 115 were Boston landings, 98 J^ew York, 8 Phila- 
delphia, 2 New Bedford, and 1 St. Johns, I^. B. The amount 
received by the Board and transmitted to the Treasurer of the 
Commonwealth during the year was $4,370.07. This covered 
253 cases, as follows : — 



98 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



PLACE OF AID 


Number of 
Cases 


Amount 


State Hospital 


62 


$1,240 00 


State Farm 






2 


8 60 


Boston City Hospital 






106 


1,587 83 


Worcester City Hospital . 






17 


337 15 


North Adams Hospital 






2 


13 57 


Worcester Isolation Hospital 






3 


65 70 


Newburyport Hospital 






1 


16 43 


Salem Hospital . 






7 


91 44 


Fall River City Hospital . 






4 


56 42 


Quincy City Hospital 






4 


115 71 


Holyoke City Hospital 






2 


52 86 


Waltham Hospital . 






4 


90 00 


Springfield Hospital . 






1 


17 14 


Newton Hospital 






3 


62 86 


Lynn Hospital . 






2 


77 15 


Somerville Hospital . 




1 


11 43 


Massachusetts Homoeopathic Hospital 




3 


47 86 


St. Luke's Hospital, New Bedford . 




1 


23 57 


Burbank Hospital, Fitchburg . 




5 


94 29 


Frost Hospital, Chelsea . 




3 


73 57 


House of Mercy Hospital, Fittsfield 




2 


21 43 


House of Mercy Hospital, Springfield 




4 


84 28 


Springfield Almshouse Hospital 




1 


3 57 


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2 


29 28 


Cottage Hospital, Lawrence 




2 


18 58 


Cambridge Contagious Hospital 




1 


6 43 


Boston Lying-in Hospital . . 




1 


7 86 


Maynard ...... 




1 


21 43 


Marlborough . . . 




1 


40 00 


Beverly . . . . 




1 


20 71 


Springfield 




1 


2 86 


Adams 




1 


2 14 


Gardner . . . . . 




1 


10 71 


Lawrence 




1 


17 31 


Totals 


■ 


. 


253 


$4,370 07 



StxItistics of Immigration. 
The following statistics are furnished by the Commissioner 
of Immigration for the ports of Massachusetts : — 



Part I.] GENEEAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



99 



Arrivals at the Ports of Massachusetts from Transatlantic Ports for 
the Year ending November 30, 1907. 



NATIONALITY OF VESSELS 


Number of 
Vessels 


Number of 
Passengers 


Number 
debarred 


Number of 
Deaths 


British . . . 

American , . . . . 

Others 


434 
67 
48 


96,155 
1,481 
2,466 


411 
14 


10 


Totals 


549 


100,102 


425 


10 



Classification of Passengers arriving at the Ports of Massachusetts 

from Foreign Ports for the Year ending November 30, 1907. 

Aliens from transatlantic ports (landed) 82,067 

American citizens from transatlantic ports . . . . . 12,693 
Canadians, Cubans, and Mexicans (not taxable) from transatlan- 
tic ports 180 

Tourists and visitors from transatlantic ports .... 2,245 

Deserting alien seamen from transatlantic ports .... 342 

Deserting seamen. United States citizens, from transatlantic ports 19 

Cattlemen from transatlantic ports 2,131 

Barred from landing from transatlantic ports .... 425 

Total 100,102 



Classification of Passeyigers arriving at the Port of Boston from 
Transatlantic Ports for the Year ending November 30\ 1907. 

Steerage 73,845 

Intermediate 13,456 

Cabin 7,391 

Cattlemen 2,131 

Stowaways 67 

Deserting seamen 349 

Total 97,239 



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Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



103 



Destination of Immigrants, 



STATES AND TERRITORIES 



North Atlantic Division 

Maine 

New Hampslure 

Vermont 

Massachusetts 

Rhode Island .... 

Connecticut ... 

New Yorii .... 

New Jersey .... 

Pennsylvania .... 



Total 



South Atlantic Division 
Delaware .... 

Maryland .... 

District of Columbia 

Virginia 

West Virginia 
North Carolina 
South Carolina 

Georgia 

Florida 



Total 



North Central Division 

Ohio 

Indiana 

Illinois 

Michigan 

Wisconsin . . . . 
Minnesota .... 

Iowa 

Missouri . . . . . 
North Dakota . . . . 
South Dakota .... 

Nebraska 

Kansas 



Total 



Totals 



1,273 
1,184 

516 
39,374 
5,904 
1,089 
7,729 

631 
3,614 



61,314 



23 

100 

28 

81 

200 

17 

1 

22 

10 



482 



1,811 

272 

5,520 

1,210 

955 

3,339 

402 

486 

500 

394 

278 

134 



13,401 



STATES AND TERRITORIES 



South Central Division 
Kentucky . . . . 
Tennessee . . . . 
Alabama . . . . 
Mississippi . . . . 
Louisiana . . . . 

Texas 

Oklahoma , . . . 
Arkansas . . . . 

Total . . . . 

Western Division 
Montana . . . . 

Wyoming . . . . 
Colorado . . . . 

Arizona 

Utah 

Nevada 

Idaho 

Washington . . . . 

Oregon 

California . . . . 

Total . . . . 

Hawaii 



Recapitulation 
North Atlantic Division 
South Atlantic Division 
North Central Division . 
South Central Division . 
Western Division . 
Hawaii . . . . 



Total 



Totals 



18 



203 



475 
153 
323 

75 
964 

52 
121 

788 
279 
247 



4,477 
6 

61,314 
482 

13,401 

203 

4,477 



79,883 



Occupations of Immigrants. 



Professional 
Actors .... 
Artists .... 
Clergy .... 
Editors .... 
Engravers 

Lawyers .... 
Musicians 
Physicians 
Sculptors 
Teachers 
All others, not specified 

Total professional . 

Skilled 
Accountants, etc. . 
Bakers .... 
Barbers and hairdressers 
Blacksmiths . 
Brewers .... 
Butchers .... 



Totals 



192 
242 
341 
101 
6 
120 



SHZZerZ— Continued 
Cabinet makers 
Carpenters and joiners . 
Clerks .... 
Coopers .... 
Dressmakers . 
Engineers 
Gardeners 

Glaziers .... 
Iron workers . 
Jewelers 
Locksmiths . 
Machinists 
Mariners 

Masons .... 
Mechanics, not specified 
Millers .... 
ftliners .... 
Painters .... 
Plasterers 
Plumbers 
Printers .... 



Totals 



428 

503 

387 

12 

116 

26 

105 

21 

27 

14 

35 

101 

121 

68 

206 

8 

76 

34 

18 

47 

132 



104 



STATE BOAKD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17, 



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of Imm 


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Totals 




Totals 


Skilled — Couchided 
Saddlers and harness makers 
Seamstresses . 
Shipwrights . 
Shoemakers . 
Stone cutters . 
Tailors .... 
Tanners and curriers . 
Tinners .... 
Textile workers 
Tobacco manufacturers 
Watch and clockmakers 
Weavers and spinners . 
Wheelwrights 
All others, not specified 


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12 

201 

4 

403 
137 

668 

4 

8 

1,004 

36 

4 

896 

7 

246 


Miscellaneous — Concluded. 
Farm laborers .... 
Hotel keepers .... 

Laborers 

Merchants, dealers 

Servants 

All others, not specified 

Total miscellaneous 

No occupation, including women 
and children .... 

Recapiiulation 

Professional 

Skilled 

Miscellaneous .... 
No occupation .... 

Total 


5,527 

14 

24,472 

357 

14,231 

1,866 


47,868 

24,710 

188 

7,117 

47,868 

24,710 


Total skilled . . . . 


7,117 

132 

1,269 


Agents, factors 
Farmers .... 


• 


79,883 



In addition to the foregoing, 29 who arrived at the port of 
E'ew York, 3 at Philadelphia, and 2 at E'ew Bedford were 
returned to the countries whence they came. 

One hundred and forty-one who arrived at the port of Boston, 
130 at ISTew York, and 7 at Il^ew Bedford, were relieved in 
hospital. 

Statistics of Immigration at the Port of New Bedford during the Year 
ending November 30, 1907. 





Males 


Females 


Totals 


Portuguese 

Spanish 

Italian . . . . 

Hebrew 


1,664 
2 
3 


905 

1 

3 


2,669 
3 
3 
3 


Totals . . . . . 


1,669 


909 


2,578 



Four hundred and sixty were under fourteen years of age, 
1,931 were between fourteen and forty-five, and 187 over forty- 
five years of age. 

Destination. 

Rhode Island . . . .264 

Maine 3 

Vermont 3 

Maryland .... 1 

Oregon . . . . . 6 
Washington .... 8 



California 


.634 


Connecticut 


. 15 


Idaho 


6 


Massachusetts . 


. 1,543 


Nevada . 


. 10 


New York 


. 85 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 105 



Occupations. 



Laborers . 
Farm laborers 
Servants . 
No occupation 
Carpenters 
Clerks 
Dressmakers 
Mariners . 
Masons 



1,092 

203 

488 

685 

24 

4 

12 

29 

13 



Shoemakers 
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Blacksmiths 
Butchers . 
Painters . 
Saddlers . 
Merchants 
Professional 



Statistics of Imfimigration at the Port of Gloucester^ for the 
Year ending November 30, 1907. 
Total number of alien passengers, 27 males, all between 
tlie ages of fourteen and forty-five; occupation, sailors; des- 
tination, Massacbusetts. 

Statistics of Immigration at the Port of Provincetown, for 
the Year ending November 30, 1907. 
Total number of alien passengers, 4 males, all between the 
ages of fourteen and forty-five; occupation, fishermen; des- 
tination, Massachusetts. 



Head Money. ^ 
The amount of head money collected during the year was as 
follows : — 



December 



January 

February 

March 

April 

May 

June 

July 

Auofust 



1906 



1907 



Boston. 



$6,670 

7,092 
6,820 
14,790 
18,570 
20,698 
20,458 
23,516 
25,520 



September 
October . 
November 



$34,988 
28,960 
25,488 



Total, 


Boston . 


$233,470 


Total, 


New Bedford . 


6,414 


Total, 


Gloucester 


78 


Total, 


Provincetown 


16 



Grand total 



f239,978 



1 On July 1, 1907, the head tax was increased to $4. 



106 



STATE BOAKD OF CHAEITY. [P. D. 17. 



Number of Arrivals, 1847-1907. 
The following statement shows the number of alien immi- 
grants arriving at the ports of Massachusetts from transatlantic 
ports in each official year from May 10, 1848, when State 
supervision began, to the close of the last fiscal year, I^ovem- 
ber 30, 1907: — 



1848 










13,921 


1880 










33,626 


1849 










29,518 


1881 










43,642 


1850 










24,739 


1882 










62,416 


1851 










23,307 


1883 










42,384 


1852 










19,618 


1884 








~ 


30,030 


1853 










21,206 


1885 










19,929 


1854 










24,229 


1886 










28,512 


1855 










14,408 


1887 










40,415 


1856 










14,022 


1888 










43,351 


1857 










12,536 


1889 










33,979 


1858 










4,551 


1890 










30,802 


1859 










7,096 


1891 










31,556 


1860 










7,874 


1892 










31,234 


1861 










5,091 


1893 










28,143 


1862 










2,196 


1894 










14,673 


1863 










' 5,316 


1895 










23,508 


1864 










5,830 


1896 










18,274 


1865 










7,057 


1897 










12,765 


1866 










11,527 


1898 










13,058 


1867 










11,266 


1899 










20,065 


1868 










15,128 


1900 










16,107 


1869 










26,414 


1901 










27,817 


1870 










30,069 


1902 










47,663 


1871 










22,904 


1903 










75,163 


1872 










25,957 


1904 










63,790 


1873 










31,042 


1905 










66,490 


1874 










20,223 


1905 (Oct. and Nov.) 


12,363 


1875 










13,468 


1906 (Dec. 1,1905, to Nov. 




1876 










8,118 


30, 1906) 


81,724 


1877 










6,765 


1907 .... 


84,834 


1878 










6,471 








1879 










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1,550,075 



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108 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

The expenses for the fiscal year, December 1, 1906, to ISlo- 
vember 30, 1907, were as follows: — 

Expenses of the Board $9,719 21 

Division of State Adult Poor 41,899 16 

Division of State Minor Wards 49,202 56 

Transportation of State paupers 14,000 00 

Support of indigent and neglected children, etc. . . . 260,000 00 

Support of pauper infants 68,723 90 

Tuition of State children 29,999 53 

Auxiliary visitors 850 35 

Support of sick State paupers 62,999 53 

Burial of State paupers 6,999 79 

Temporary aid of State paupers 27,539 88 

Dangerous diseases 35,400 32 

Annual report 1,825 07 



Total 11609,159 



DETAILS. 

EXPENSES OF THE BOARD, 

Salaries : 

John D. Wells $2,700 00 

Henry C. Prentiss . 1,800 00 

Harry H. Pray 933 33 

Louise S. Kolb 800 00 

Susie O'Loughlin 325 54 

Bertha L. Pleschinger 337 10 

Augusta Hawley . 145 83 

Lillian M. Linnekin 79 03 

Anna T. Mulholland ^ 77 42 

William G. Kelley 266 00 

Total salaries $7,464 25 

Travelling expenses of members 375 64 

Expenses of delegates to National Conference of Charities 

and Correction 437 55 

Travel of Examining Visitor of Institutions .... 17461 

Printing and stationery 656 19 

Postage, telegrams, expressage, and telephone . . . 450 42 

Publications 97 75 

Extra service and miscellaneous expenses .... 62 80 

Total $9,719 21 



Parti.] GENEKAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 109 



DIVISION OF STATE ADULT POOR. 

Sub-division of In-door Poor. 
Salaries : 

Joshua F. Lewis, M.D $3,375 00 

Frank W. Goodhue 2,000 00 

Henry H. Fairbanks 1,200 00 

Thomas M. Doane 1,100 00 

William Hopewell 1,000 00 

Harry G. Taft 900 00 

George S. Dubois 702 35 

Annette E. Barnes 900 00 

Elizabeth C. Finney 700 00 

Jessie I. R. Waterman 440 86 

Sub-division of Out-door Poor. 

George B. Tufts 2,000 00 

Willard D. Tripp . 1,400 00 

William J. Hinchcliffe 1,400 00 

Harry H. Pray . . . '. 583 33 

Edward F. Morgan 1,400 00 

Berndt F. Heurlin 1,200 00 

Hubert O Moore 1,200 00 

Louis R. Lipp 1,200 00 

Joseph W. Proctor, M.D 1,487 50 

William Healey 1,000 00 

John W. Henderson . 914 24 

Robina A Morison 759 66 

Annie A McBride 9C0 00 

Emma T. Cornish 800 00 

Justine D. Ferris 737 91 

William W. Henderson ........ 483 34 

Edward Hitchcock, Jr., M.D 1,200 00 

Henry A. Mclntire 241 26 

Total salaries f 3 1,225 45 

Printing and stationery . . 1,279 91 

Postage, expressage, telegrams, and telephone . . . 822 32 

Publications 331 14 

Expenses of delegate to National Conference of Charities 

and Correction 133 64 

Extra service and miscellaneous expenses .... 437 25 
Travelling expenses : 

Joshua F. Lewis $467 73 

Frank W. Goodhue 18 05 



Amount carried forward $34,229 71 



110 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Amount brought forward 








• 


134,229 71 


Travelling expenses — Concluded. 




Edward F. Morgan 853 64 




William D. Tripp 








351 65 




Harry H Pray . 








350 44 




William J. Hincholiffe 








192 13 




Hubert 0, Moore 








493 34 




Berndt F. Heurlin . 








735 63 




Louis R Lipp 








688 29 




William Hopewell 








878 44 




William Healey 








735 98 




Joseph W. Pi'octor 








557 40 




John W. Henderson . 








295 16 




Harry G. Taft . 








100 18 




Edward Hitchcock, Jr. 








754 82 




William W. Henderson 








78 16 




Almshouse Visitors, travel, etc. 




118 41 


\ 












7.669 45 



Total Division of State Adult Poor 



$41,899 16 



DIVISION OF STATE MINOR VTARDS. 



Salaries : 
William P. Derby, M.D. 
James E. Fee . 
Bertha W. Jacobs 
Frederick G. Southmayd 
Thomas P. Bagley . 
Nathan Coe 
David Walker . 
G. Frederic Davis 
Edward W. Bowker . 
Henry L. Gardner 
William W. Foster . 
Albert A. Carleton . 
Arthur E. Newcomb 
Joseph P. Mclntire . 
Mary S, Beale . 
Lucy B. Hancock 
E. Mabel Tyler . 
Lilla D. Baker . 
Emma W. Kelley 
Alice A. Page . 
Florence Faden 



Amount carried forward 



Sub-division of Children. 



» 
* . 



f 1,750 00 


1,250 00 


. 1,750 00 


1,400 00 


1,400 00 


1,400 00 


1,400 00 


1,400 00 


1,400 00 


1,400 00 


1,400 00 


1,381 72 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,400 00 


1,100 00 


800 00 


800 00 


800 00 


900 00 


736 83 


125,868 55 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. Ill 

Amount brought forward $25,868 55 

Mary F. Mooney 700 00 

Mary E. Weston 700 00 

Geraldine S. Jones 700 00 

Mary R, Cady . . . ^ 700 00 

Jennie L. Harris 700 00 

Catherine E. Smith 700 00 

Florence M. Carpenter 700 00 

Edith T. Bisbee 600 00 

Mary T. Dwyer 600 00 

Eliza M. Smith 600 00 

Winifred A. Keneran 700 00 

Margaret G. Lynch 700 00 

Emily F. Brennan 574 19 

RuthLissner . . . . . .... . . 600 00 

Minnie G. Riley 100 00 

Warren F. Spalding 166 67 

Ethel S. Brocklebank 166 66 

Anna H. Bartlett 250 00 

Elsie R. Cowdrey 210 00 

Emma C. Partridge 104 84 

Marion L. T. Bucknam 30 00 

'Sub-division of Infants. 

Sarah M. Crawford, M.D. ....... 1,750 00 

Edwin F. Cummings, M.D. 1,500 00 

Frederick A. Burt 1,500 00 

Annie F. Merrill 900 00 

Georgiana C. Faden . 800 00 

Catherine A. Chisholm 800 00 

Isabella G. Cragin 600 00 

Mary E. Cochrane 600 00 

Lillian V. Prescott 859 41 

Katharine P. Hewins 133 33 

Joseph W. Grautstuck 297 58 

Total salaries $45,411 23 

Printing and stationery 2,406 85 

Postage, expressage, telegrams, and telephone . . . 987 94 

Publications 23 00 

Extra service and miscellaneous expenses .... 216 33 

■ Superintendent's travel 115 11 

Expenses of delegate to National Conference of Charities 

and Correction 92 10 



Total Division of State Minor Wards 



^49,202 56 



112 



STATE BOARD OF CHAEITY. [P. D. 17 



TRANSPORTATION OF STATE PAUPERS. 



Travelling expenses of officers : 

Thomas M. Doane 

Frank W. Goodhue . 

Harry G.Taft .... 

George S. Dubois 

Elizabeth C. Finney . 

Emma T. Cornish 

John W. Henderson . 

Foreign fares 

Inland fares 

Carriage and express 

Food and lodging .... 

Expenses of Probation Visitors 

Expenses of branch office 

Gratuities to prisoners 

Assistance and miscellaneous expenses 

Transportation to State Hospital 



$431 01 
4 95 
980 21 
545 89 
203 31 
150 15 
21 40 

2,439 05 

5,570 93 

317 56 

372 36 

70 52 

216 67 

1,454 07 
657 52 
564 40 



Total $14,000 00 



INDIGENT AND NEGLECTED CHH.DREN. 



Board .... 








. 


$171,332 22 


Clothing 


54,779 62 


Schooling 


133 01 


Expenses, Wellesley Home 


5,530 95 


Expenses, Charles Street Home 


3,537 23 


Medical attendance, medicine, and miscellaneous . 


13,782 57 


Travelling expenses of visitors : 




Bertha W. Jacobs f 16 27 




David Walker . 








623 75 




Frederick G. Southmayd 








420 95 




Nathan Coe 








743 96 




Henry L. Gardner 








729 86 




Thomas P. Bagley . 








231 23 




Edward W. Bowker . 








83 73 




G. Frederic Davis 








689 40 




William W. Foster . 








669 61 




Albert A. Carlton 








454 35 




Arthur E. Newcomb . 








603 42 




Joseph P. Mclntire . 








518 84 




Mary S. Beale . 








304 25 




Lucy B. Hancock 








211 28 




E. Mabel Tyler . 








128 12 




Amount carried forward 


$249,095 60 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



113 



Amount brought forward ....... $249,095 60 



Travelling expenses of visitors 
Florence Faden . 
Jennie L. Harris 
Mary F. Mooney 
Geraldine S. Jones 
Catherine E. Smith 
Florence M. Carpenter 
Edith T. Bisbee . 
Mary T. Dwyer . 
Winifred A. Keneran 
Eliza M. Smith . 
Ruth Lissner 
Emily F. Brennan 
Anna H. Bartlett 
Warren F. Spalding 



Concluded. 



270 13 
167 16 
522 54 
478 28 
266 96 
672 24 
256 87 
364 33 
487 77 
409 62 
180 10 
202 81 
187 26 
29 81 



10,904 40 



Total $260,000 00 



PAUPER INFANTS 




Board 


. . . 


Clothing . 


. 


Expenses of nursery .... 


. 


Miscellaneous . . . . . 


t • • . 


Travelling expenses of visitors : 




Sarah M. Crav^^ford .... 


$324 66 


Edwin F. Cummings .... 


279 80 


Frederick A. Burt .... 


466 24 


Catherine A. Chisholm . . . . 


443 32 


Ruth Lissner 


36 94 


Lillian V. Prescott 


42 67 


Isabella S. Cragin 


65 


Katharine P. Hewins . . . . . 


38 65 



$56,067 57 
5,255 14 
1,307 27 
4,460 99 



1,632 93 



Total $68,723 90 

TUITION OF STATE CHILDREN. 

City and tovs^n bills , $29,999 53 

AUXILIARY VISITORS. 

Travelling and other expenses $860 35 



114 



STATE BOAED OF CHAEITY. [P. D. 17. 



SUPPORT OF SICK STATE PAUPERS. 



City and town bills 


of 1902 




$134 15 


t( n u 


1903 




209 38 


i( (( (( 


1904 




2,289 6Q 


U (( (( 


1905 




6,037 30 


(( ^l i( 


1906 




45,968 30 


(( (( (( 


1907 

BURIAL OF STATE PAUPERS. 


= 


8,361 00 


Total . 


$62,999 79 






Cit}' and town bills 


of 1904 


, . 


$45 00 


(( it (( 


1905 


. 


95 00 


(( (( (( 


1906 




2,346 05 


tl (I n 


1907 

EMPORARY AID OF STATE PAUPERS. 


- 


4,613 80 


Total . 


$6,999 85 


T 




City and town bills 


of 1900 




$48 00 


(( U ti. 


1901 




51 82 


U (( (C 


1902 




68 50 


U <l (( 


1903 . 




107 20 


(( (( (( 


1904 




154 49 


(t U (( 


1905 




254 45 


(( (( (I 


1906 . . 




16,964 01 


(( (( (( 


1907 




9,488 66 


Foreign fares . 






359 86 


Inland fares 


DANGEROUS DISEASES. 


= 


42 89 


Total . 


$27,539 88^ 






City and town bills 


of 1902 




$468 78 


K (C (( 


1903 . . . . . 




462 80 


u u (( 


1904 




353 00 


U <( (( 


1905 




1,553 45 


(( (( (( 


1906 




17,601 44 


(( (( i( 


1907 




4,971 47 


Penikese Hospital : 








Salaries 


$3,185 00 




Other expenses 


6,804 


38 


9,989 38 




ANNUAL REPORT. 


= 


Total . 


$35,400 32 






Printing annual report 


• 


$1,825 07 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 115 

The above details may be classified as follows : — 

Salaries f84,100 93 

Travelling expenses 24,793 85 

Printing and stationery 4,342 95 

Other office expenses 3,378 95 

Support of State minor wards 346,186 10 

Transportation . 12,065 83 

Support of State out-door poor 132,465 94 

Publishing annual report ........ 1,825 07 

$609,159 62 



LIST OF EMPLOYEES OF THE BOARD. 

Following is a list of the employees of the Board, with a 
schedule of their salaries for the fiscal year 1907-1908. The 
graded system of salaries now includes all classes of employ- 
ees except the Superintendents of State Adult Poor and State 
Minor Wards and their deputies, the Clerk of the Board, the 
Statistical Clerk, the Inspector of Almshouses, the Visitor of 
I^eedy Families, and the Examining Visitor of Institutions ; 
it is as follows : — 

Men. — Clerks : first five years of service, $800 ; second 
-^ye years, $1,000; thereafter, $1,200. Visitors: first five 
years, $1,000; second -Qye years, $1,200; thereafter, $1,400. 
Transportation ofiicers : first -^ye years, $700 ; second ^ye 
years, $900 ; thereafter, $1,100. Medical visitors of State . 
Adult Poor: first ^ye years, $1,200; second ^ye years, $1,500; 
thereafter, $1,800. Medical visitor of infants: first ^ye years, 
$1,200; second Rye years, $1,350; thereafter, $1,500. Visitor 
of infants: first -Rye years, $1,100; second Rye years, $1,300; 
thereafter, $1,500. Assistant visitors: first Rye years, $600; 
second Rye years, $800 ; thereafter, $1,000. Messengers : first 
two years, $250 ; second two years, $300 ; thereafter, $400. 

WoME^r. — Clerks, visitors, and transportation officers : first 
five years, $600; second five years, $700; thereafter, $800. 
iVccountants, certified stenographers, assistant to Clerk of the 
Board, and inspector of infant hoarding-houses : first Rye years, 
$700; second five years, $800; thereafter, $900. Settlement 
clerks: first five years, $800; second five years, $900; there- 



116 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



after, $1,000. Visitor-at-large of girls in free homes : first five 
Tears, $1,000; second -^ve years, $1,200; thereafter, $1,400. 
Visitor-at-large of boarded children : first fiye years, $800 ; sec- 
ond five years, $950 ; thereafter, $1,100. 

CENTRAL OFFICE. 

JohnB.WeUs, Clerk of the Board f 2,700 00 

Henry C. Prentiss, M.D., Statistical Clerk . • . . . . 1,800 00 

Rarvy R.FrB.j, Examining Visitor of Institutions . . . 1,600 00 

Louise S. Kolb, Assistant . . . . . . . . 800 00 

Bertha L. Pleschinger, Clerk ....... 600 00 

Augusta Hawley, Accountant 700 00 

Lillian M. Linnekin, Stenographer 700 00 

Wil liana G. Kelley, Messenger . 260 00 

Total $9,150 00 

DIVISION OF STATE ADULT POOR. 

Joshua F. Lewis, M.D., Superintendent $3,600 00 



Sub-division of In-door Poor 
Frank W. Goodhue, Deputy Superintendent 
Henry H. Fairbanks, Clerk 
Thomas M. Doane, Transportation Officer 
William Hopewell, Inspector of Almshouses 
Harry G. Taft, Transportation Officer 
George S. Dubois, Transportation Officer 
Annette E. Barnes, Stenographer 
Elizabeth C. Finney, Transportation Officer 
Jessie I. R. Waterman, Settlement Clerk . 



Sub-division of Out-door Poor. 
George B. Tufts, Deputy Superintendent 
Willard D. Tripp, Visitor . 
William J. Hinchcliife, Visitor 
Edward F. Morgan, Visitor 
Berndt F. Heurlin, Visitor 
Hubert O. Moore, Visitor . 
Louis R. Lipp, Visitor 
William Healey, Visitor . 
Joseph W. Proctor, M.D., Medical Visitor 
Edward Hitchcock, Jr., M.D., Medical Visitor 
John W. Henderson, Visitor 
William W. Henderson, Assistant Visitor 
Robina A. Morison, Accountant 



Amount carried forward 



2,000 00 


• 1,200 00 


1,100 00 


1,000 00 


900 00 


700 00 


900 00 


700 00 


800 00 


2,000 00 


1,400 00 


1,400 00 


1,400 00 


1,400 00 


1,200 00 


1,200 00 


1,200 00 


r,600 00 


1,200 00 


1,000 00 


600 00 


900 00 


$29,200 00 



Parti.] GENEEAL WORK OF THE BO.IED. 117 

Amount brought forward 129,200 00 

Annie A. McBride, Settlement Clerk 1,000 00 

Emma T. Cornish, Clerk 800 00 

Justine D. Ferris, OZer A; . . 80000 

Henry A. Mclntire, Messenger . 250 00 

Total f 32,050 00 

DIVISION OF STATE MINOR WARDS. 

James E. Fee, Superintendent $3,000 00 



Sub-division, Children. 
Bertha W. Jacobs, Deputy Superintendent 
Frederick G. Southmayd, Visitor 
Thomas P. Bagley, Visitor 
Nathan Coe, Visitor . 
G. Frederic Davis, Visitor 
Edward W. Bowker, Visitor 
Henry L. Gardner, Visitor 
William W. Foster, Visitor 
Albert A. Carlton, Visitor 
Arthur E. Newcomb, Visitor 
Joseph P. Mclntire, Visitor 
Mary S. Beale, Visitor-at-large of Girls in Free Homes 
Lucy B. Hancock, Visitor-at-large of Boarded Children 
E. Mabel Tyler, Visitor . 
Lilla D. Baker, Clerk 
Alice A. Page, Accountant 
Emma W. Kelley, Accountant 
Florence Faden, Visitor . 
Mary F. Mooney, Visitor . 
Mary E. Weston, Clerk . 
Geraldine S. Jones, Visitor 
Mary R. Cady, Clerk 
Jennie L. Harris, Visitor . 
Florence M. Carpenter, Visitor 
Catherine E. Smith, Clerk 
Edith T. Bisbee, Visitor . 
Eliza M. Smith, Visitor . 
Mary T, Dwyer, Visitor . 
Margaret G. Lynch, Stenographer 
Winifred A. Keneran, Visitor 
Emily F. Brennan, Visitor 
Ruth Lissner, Visitor 
Anna H. Bartlett, Visitor . 
Marion L. T. Bucknam, Clerk 

Amount carried forward 



1,750 00 


1,400 00 


1,400 00 


1,400 00 


1,400 00 


1,400 00 


1,400 00 


1,400 00 


1,400 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,400 00 


1,100 00 


800 00 


800 00 


900 00 


800 00 


800 00 


700 00 


700 00 


700 00 


700 00 


700 00 


700 00 


700 00 


600 00 


600 00 


600 00 


700 00 


700 00 


600 00 


600 00 


600 00 


600 00 


$35,050 00 



118 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Amount brought forward . 135,050 00 

Suh-division, Infants. 

Sarah M. Crawford, M.D., Deputy Superifitendent . . . 1,750 00 

Edwin F. Cummin gs,M.D., Medical Visitor .... 1,50000 

Frederick A. Burt, Visitor of Infants 1,500 00 

Annie F. Merrill, Accountant 900 00 

Georgiana C. Fad en, Clerk 800 00 

Catherine A. Chisholm, Inspector of Infant Boarding-houses . 800 00 

Isabella S. Cragin, Clerk 600 00 

Mary E. Cochrane, Clerk 600 00 

Lillian Y. Prescott, Stenographer 700 00 

Ksithavine F.Kewins, Visitor of Needy Families . . . 800 00 

Joseph W. Grautstuck, Messenger 400 00 

Total $45,400 00 



Aggregate salaries $86,600 00 



Under the graded system, salaries will be increased during 
the remainder of the j&scal year as follows: Arthur E. I^ew- 
comb, April 18, to $1,200 ; Edith T. Bisbee, June 1, to $700 ; 
Mary R. Cady, July 1, to $800. 

BY-LAWS OF THE BOARD. 

1. The Board shall^ at its regular meeting in June in each year, 
elect by ballot a Chairman and Vice-Chairman, who shall each hold 
office for one year, or until his successor shall have been chosen. 
Any vacancy in the office of Chairman or Vice- Chairman, during the 
year for which he may be elected^ shall be filled by ballot. In the 
absence or disability of the Chairman or Yice- Chairman, a Chair- 
man pro tempore may be chosen as the Board may determine. 

2. Eegular meetings of the Board shall be held on the first Friday 
of each month in the rooms of the Board at the State House, at 
two and one-half o'clock in the afternoon, or at such other place and 
hour as the Board may from time to time direct. Special meetings 
may be called by the Chairman, or, in his absence^ by the Yice- 
Chairman, at such time and place as may be most convenient for the 
members of the Board; and in notifying such meetings the Clerk 
shall specify the subjects to be considered. Four members shall 
constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. 

3. The Committees of the Board shall be: (1) a Committee on 
State Adult Poor, to consist of five members; (2) a Committee on 
State Minor Wards, to consist of five members; (3) a Committee 



Part I.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 119 

of General Visitation and Inspection, to consist of three members; 
(4) a Committee on Inspection of Almshouses, to consist of four 
members; (5) a Committee on Finance, to consist of three mem- 
bers; — all to be appointed by the Chairman; (6) an Executive 
Committee, to consist of the Chairman, the Vice- Chairman, and 
the Chairmen of the Standing Committees. The Chairman of the 
Board shall be, ex officio, an additional member of each of the 
Standing Committees. The Committee on State Adult Poos and 
the Committee on State Minor Wards shall severally hold meetings 
immediately before the monthly meetings of the Board, for the 
purpose of considering the reports of the Superintendents of Divi- 
sions, and preparing recommendations for the Board. The Com- 
mittee of General Visitation and Inspection shall make monthly 
reports to the Board. The Committee on Inspection of Almshouses 
shall superintend and direct the visitation and inspection of city 
and town almshouses, and shall make monthly reports to the Board. 
The Committee on Finance shall have general supervision of the 
expenditures of the Board under the several annual appropriations. 
The Executive Committee shall act for the Board in the intervals 
between its meetings, whenever immediate action is demanded ; such 
action shall be reported at the next regular meeting of the Board, 
and, if.no objection is made, shall be regarded as the will of the 
Board. 

4. There shall be a Clerk of the Board, to be elected by ballot at 
the regular meeting in June in each year, who shall be present at the 
meetings of the Board and of the Executive Committee, and keep a 
record of all transactions; shall receive and disburse all money; 
shall have custody of the Board^s records, files, and all funds that 
may come to the Board or its wards ; shall audit all bills, and render 
a monthly account of his audits; and shall perform such other 
duties as may be required of him, including statistical work not 
otherwise provided for; He shall be subject to the supervision of 
the Executive Committee. He shall give a bond to the Treasurer 
of the Commonwealth in the sum of four thousand dollars, with 
sufficient sureties, for the faithful performance of his duties. He 
shall also act as clerk of the Committee on State Adult Poor. 

5. There shall be a Superintendent of State Adult Poor, to be 
elected by ballot at the regular meeting in June in each year, who, 
subject to the direction of the Board, shall execute all the provisions 
of the laws relating to sane inmates of the State Hospital and the 
State Farm, the sick State poor, those ill of dangerous diseases, and 
those receiving temporary relief. He shall also make all necessary 
examinations and investigations regarding the settlement of all sane 
persons receiving public aid. He shall report to the Board, from 
time to time, for transmission to the State Board of Insanity, the 
names and histories of all unsettled inmates of the Fox- 



120 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

borough State Hospital, the Massachusetts Hospital for Epi- 
leptics, and the Massachusetts School for the Feeble-minded. 
He shall make monthly visits to the State Hospital and the 
State Farm, and quarterly visits to the State Sanatoriiim, and 
report upon their condition. His reports shall be made monthly, 
and he shall also annually, on or before December 15, furnish a 
summary of his work for the preceding fiscal year. He shall certify 
monthly to the Superintendents of the Massachusetts Hospital for 
Dipsomaniacs and Inebriates, the Massachusetts Hospital for Epi- 
leptics, and the Massachusetts School for the Febble-minded, the 
amounts due from cities, towns, and individuals for the support of 
inmates of the above-named institutions; and shall perform such 
other duties as may be required of him. There shall be two Deputy 
Superintendents, who shall be under the direction of the Superin- 
tendent, and who shall have charge respectively of the work relat- 
ing to the in-door and the ou.t-door poor. 

6. There shall be a Superintendent of State Minor Wards, to be 
elected by ballot at the regular meeting in June in each year, who, 
subject to the direction of the Board, shall execute all the provi- 
sions of the laws relating to neglected and dependent children and 
juvenile offenders, and shall provide for the placing and visitation 
of all such children. Monthly visits shall be made under his direc- 
tion to the Lyman School for ~Bojs and the State Industrial School 
for Girls, with reports upon their condition. He shall make semi- 
annual visits to the county truant schools, and report upon their 
condition. His reports shall be made monthly, and he shall annu- 
ally, on or before December 15, furnish a summary of his work for 
the preceding fiscal year, and shall perform such other duties as 
may be required of him. There shall be two Deputy Superintend- 
ents, who shall be under the direction of the Superintendent, and 
who shall have charge respectively of the children over three years 
of age and of the infants. 

7. All ofiicers elected by ballot, and all agents and other employ- 
ees appointed by the Board, shall hold office during the pleasu.re of 
the Board. 

8. These by-laws may be amended by a vote of two-thirds of the 
full Board, at any regular meeting, after previous notice of the 
change that is desired in the same by any member has been mailed 
to each member by the Clerk, three days, at least, before any vote 
shall be taken by the Board to make the proposed change. 

MEETINGS OF THE BOARD. 

During the official year ending November 30, 1907, the 
Board held nineteen meetings, viz., twelve regular monthly 
meetings, and seven adjourned and special meetings. The at- 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 121 

tendance of members at these meetings was as follows: Mr. 
Lincoln, seventeen meetings; Mr. Pratt, fifteen; Mr. Donnelly, ■'^ 
none ; Miss Curtis, seventeen ; Mr. Adams, fourteen ; Mr. Tillej, 
eighteen; Mr. Johnson, fifteen; Mr. Brackett, seventeen; Mr. 
Ratshesky, nine; Mr. Downey,^ ten. 

Besides these there were frequent meetings of the Standing 
Committees. The record of the results of these meetings is em- 
bodied in the foregoing Report. 

1 Retired June 7, 1907. 2 Appointed June 14, 1907. 



122 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



IIsTDEX TO PAKT I. 



PA&E 

Adoption of children, amendment of law 22 

Adult poor of cities and towns in families 60 

Almshouses, city and town 6 

Board of Charity : 

administration 64 

by-laws 118 

committees 4 

duties of 5 

employees . . » . . . . 115 

finances 107 

legislation 13 

meetings 120 

membership 4 

oflacers . . . 4 

organization 3 

publication 8 

recommendation for legislative action 25 

salaries of employees '. . . . 115 

supervision 5 

visitation 5 

By-laws of the Board 118 

Charitable corporations 11 

Charles Street Temporary Home . 75 

Children : 

adoptions 79 

boarded 84 

city and town 62 

court cases . . 75, 82 

in custody 74 

infants 76, 85 

juvenile oflFenders, disposal of cases 82 

location of .• 81 

movement of . . 84 

neglected, disposal of cases 83 

probation work 7 

tuition of 91 

visits to 83 

City and town children '62 

City and town paupers 8, 60 

County Truant Schools 54 

Dangerous diseases : 

amendment of laws 14, 18 

cases of 66 

Donnelly, Charles F., retirement of ... , 3 



Parti.] GENEKAL WOKK OF THE BOAKD. 123 

Duties of Board of Charity : page 

administration 64 

amendment of law regarding . 17 

supervision 5 

Essex County Training School 57 

Estimates of State Institutions : 

for fiscal year 45 

special 8, 33, 37, 39, 43 

Employees of Board 115 

Financial statement 107 

Hampden County Truant School 57 

Immigration 97 

Industrial School for Boys 25 

Infants : 

adoptions 78 

boarding places for 79 

deaths of 87 

disposal of 76 

licensed boarding houses for 85, 88 

mortality J . . . 79 

nursery 79 

Juvenile Court of Boston, amendment of laws . . . . . . . 13, 23 

Laws of 1907 ; 

adoption of children, law concerning, amended 22 

arrest and detention of children escaped or released from State Reform 

Schools 17 

Boston Juvenile Court, amendment of laws concerning . . . . 13, 23 

diseases dangerous to public health, definition of 14 

diseases dangerous to public health, payment of expenses .... 18 

duties of State Board of Charity 17 

Industrial School for Boys 25 

manual of laws 25 

Massachusetts Home for Crippled and Deformed Children, name changed 16 

Massachusetts State Sanatorium, regarding admission to ... . 15 

parents to secure attendance at court in juvenile cases . . . . . 15 

plans for new buildings at State Institutions 17, 23 

schooling certificates for admission to State Reform Schools ... 16 

tubercular patients, sanatoriums for 19 

witness fees in cases of neglected children, etc 14 

Worcester County Truant School, name changed 14 

Legislation 13 

Licensed boarding-houses for infants 88 

Lyman School 34 

Manual of laws concerning charities 25 

Massachusetts Home for Crippled and Deformed Children, change of title . 16 

Massachusetts Hospital School 44 

Massachusetts State Sanatorium 15, 39 

Meetings of the Board 120 

Middlesex County Truant School -58 

National Conference of Charities and Correction, Statistics of State Institu- 
tions for 49 

Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Counties Truant School 58 

Out-door poor, expenses of 68 

Parents, attendance of, at court in juvenile cases 15 

Parole from State Farm 94 

Pauper infants 76 



124 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. Parti. 

PAGE 

Pauper support and relief 8 

Penalty for failing to make pauper returns 63 

Penikese Hospital 69 

Plans for new buildings at institutions, law regarding 8, 17, 23 

Removals of paupers 73 

Salaries of employees 115 

Sanatoriums for tubercular patients 19 

Schooling certificates for children committed to reform schools .... 16 

Settlement work 72 

Sick State poor, cases of 65 

State and town paupers, number and cost of 9 

State Farm 31, 94 

State Hospital 27 

State Industrial School 37 

State Institutions, The 26 

State Out-door Poor 65 

Statistics of State Institutions for National Conference of Charities and Correc- 
tion 49 

Suffolk County Truant School . 59 

Temporary aid, cases of 67 

Tubercular patients, sanatoriums for 19 

Tuition of State children 91 

Wife-settlement, cases of . 66 

Witness fees, law regarding 14 

Worcester County Training School . . . 14, 59 



REPORT 



State Boaed of Chaeity 



Part II 



Chaeitable Coepoeations 



EEPOETS OF CEETAIN CHAEITABLE 
COEPOEATIONS. 



It is provided by section 14 of chapter 84 of the Revised 
Laws, as amended by chapter 402 of the Acts of 1903, that 
'' a charitable corporation whose personal property is exempt 
from taxation under the provisions of clause three of section 
-^ye of chapter twelve shall annually, on or before the first day 
of E'ovember, make to the state board of charity a written or 
printed report for its last financial year, showing its property, 
its receipts and expenditures, the whole number and the aver- 
age number of its beneficiaries and such other information as 
the board may require." 

Here follow abstracts of reports of corporations for the last 
financial year available. At the end of the reports will be 
found a general statement, a classification of the corporations, 
and an alphabetical index. 

Amesbuky. 

AMESBURY AND SALISBURY HOME FOR AGED WOMEN, 276 Main St., 
Amesbury. (Incorporated 1874.) 

Report for year ending May 31, 1907. 

Mrs. Agnes M. Horton, President; Mrs. Frances B. Clement, Sec- 
retary; Geo. F. Bagley, Treasurer; Mrs. Wm. S. Wells, Superin- 
tendent. 

Home for aged women, Protestants, at least sixty years of age, in- 
habitants of Amesbury or Salisbury for five years. Admission, $100, 
and conveyance of property to Home. 
i Number aided during year, 8. Number of beds, 12. 

Number of paid ofiicers or employees, 2 v^omen. Superintendent 
is paid $3 a week for each inmate, and furnishes all supplies, and is 
allowed to take boarders with approval of managers. 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $788 50 

Subscriptions and donations 40 65 

Bequests . . . . 1,263 00 

Income from investments . 976 68 

Investments withdrawn . 1,000 00 



$4,068 83 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages .* 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and hghting . 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $1,304 


25 


69 


40 


139 


20 


100 


00 


9 


00 


97 


00 


. $1,718 

. 2,239 

110 


85 
68 
30 



$4,068 83 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$10,000; value of investments, $33,740. 



THE AMESBURY HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION, Amesbury. (Incorporated 

1903.) 

Cyrus W. Rowell, President; C. E. Adkins, Treasurer. 
Hospital and dispensary work. 
Not yet in operation. 



LADIES' CHARITABLE SOCIETY OF AMESBURY, Amesbury. (Incorporated 

1887.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Mrs. Ella M. Childs, President; Mrs. Helen E. H. Douglass, Sec- 
retary and Treasurer. 

To aid the Protestant poor of Amesbury. 
Number aided during year, 18. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $30 94 

Subscriptions and donations 82 02 

Bequests .... 94 00 

Income from investments . 234 90 



$441 86 



Cr. 



Provisions and supplies . $220 34 



Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$220 34 

94 00 

127 52 

$441 86 



Value of investments, $6,327.50. 



Andover. 
ANDOVER GUILD, Brook St., Andover. (Incorporated 1896.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1907. 

Burton S. Flagg, President; Miss Annie Y. Hincks, Secretary; F. 
H. Jones, Treasurer; Miss Anna B. Abbott, Superintendent. 

For educational and philanthropic work in the town of Andover. 
Sewing, cooking, dressmaking, sloyd, and gymnasium classes; clubs 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 5 

for boys and girls; and vacation school in summer. Small fee charged 
members of clubs and classes. 

Number aided during year, 62. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7, viz., 3 men, 4 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 

Clothing sales 

On account of persons aided . 



$138 06 

871 50 

65 83 

57 72 



$1,133 11 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . $828 22 

Provisions and supplies . 84 88 

Heating and Hghting . . Ill 23 

Printing and postage . . 36 86 

ReUef work . . . 20 37 

Total expenses . . $1,081 56 

Cash on hand . . . 51 55 

$1,133 11 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$4,300. 



ANDOVER HOME FOR AGED PEOPLE, Andover. (Incorporated 1890.) 

Frederick S. Boutwell, President; Mrs. Ida M. McCurdy, Secre- 
tary; George A. Parker, Treasurer. 

To establish a home for respectable aged people. 
Value of investments, $29,987.98. 
Not yet opened. 

Arlington. 

SYMMES ARLINGTON HOSPITAL, Arlington. (Incorporated 1902.) 

George Y. Wellington, President; Omar W. AVhittemore, Secre- 
tary; William N. Winn, Treasurer. 

Establishing and maintaining a hospital and training school for 
nurses, or a home for aged and indigent married couples and women. 

Cash on hand, $34,178.15. 

Value of land, $2,500. 

Not yet in operation. 

x\VON. 

THE LUTHERAN ORPHANS' HOME BOARD, INCORPORATED, Main St., 
Avon. (Incorporated 1906.) 

Report for year ending April 12, 1907. 

Rev. Swan C. Franzen, President; F. A. Engstrand, Secretary; 
J. Alfred iVnderson, Treasurer; Miss Amalia Rebenius, Matron. 

To provide a home for orphans and destitute children, and, if means 
can be secured, a home for aged people; Scandinavians preferred. 

Number aided during year, 20. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 1 man, 4 women. 



STATE BOARD OF CHAEITY. [P. D. 17 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations $9,452 03 
Miscellaneous . . . 7 30 



$9,459 33 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Household articles 
Paid on Home . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$94 88 


95 


74 


192 


09 


60 


01 


191 


09 


. 1,055 


61 


. 7,500 


00 


104 67 


. $9,294 09 


165 


24 



$9,459 33 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$12,000 ($4,500 mortgage). 

Bedford. 

WILLARD HOSPITAL, Bedford. (Incorporated 1900.) 

Edward Everett Hale, D.D., President; Sydney B. Elliot, M.D., 
Secretary and Medical Director; William E. Lloyd, Treasurer. 

Treatment of dipsomania, narcomania, and diseases of the nervous 
system. 

No report. 

Beverly. 

BEVERLY FEMALE CHARITABLE SOCIETY, Beverly. (Incorporated 1836.) 
Report for year ending October 31, 1906. 

Mrs. O. F. Swasey, President; Mrs. George A. Woodbury, Secre- 
tary; Miss L. B. Kilham, Treasurer. 
To help the deserving jjoor. 
Number aided during year, 36. 

Dr. Cr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 
Miscellaneous 



$227 51 



$25 32 


Aid . 


5 86 00 




74 00 


Total expenses 


42 19 


Cash on hand . 



$180 00 

$180 00 
47 51 

$227 51 



Value of investments, $2,392.87. 



BEVERLY FUEL SOCIETY, 155 Cabot St., Beverly. (Incorporated 1888.) 
Report for year ending September 3, 1907. 

Patrick J. Lynch, President; Robert R. Endicott, Secretary; Charles 
F. Lee, Treasurer. 

To provide fuel for the worthy poor of Beverly. 
Number aided during year, 89. 



Part II.] CHAEITABLE COKPOKATIONS. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 


$102 84 


Fuel 


Subscriptions and donations 


240 00 


Miscellaneous 


Income from investments . 


307 41 




Miscellaneous 


8 91 


Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$659 16 



Cr. 



$429 


40 




52 


$429 


92 


199 


41 


29 


83 



$659 16 



Value of investments, $7,869.07. 



BEVERLY HOSPITAL CORPORATION, 14 Central St., Beverly. (Incorpo- 
rated 1893.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1907. 

Charles Woodbury, President; Roland W. Boyden, Secretary; 
Augustus P. Loring, Treasurer; Miss Mary E. Gladwin, Superin- 
tendent. 

Care and treatment of the sick, especially the worthy poor of Beverly, 
and other general purposes of a hospital. * 

Number aided during year, 335, Adz., 61 paying, 120 partly paying, 
154 free. Number of beds, 25. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 13, viz., 1 man, 12 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


$754 53 


Salaries and wages 


. $4,655 01 


Subscriptions and donations 


7,198 37 


Pro\dsions and supplies 


. 3,170 07 


Bequests .... 


1,000 00 


Drugs and medicines . 


560 35 


On account of persons aided 


5,118 50 


Repairs and improvements 


371 82 


Income from investments . 


536 66 


Heating and lighting . 
Surgical supplies 


. 1,185 83 






. 1,166 56 






Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


720 06 




. $11,829 70 






Investments during year 


1,000 00 






Cash on hand 


1,778 36 




$14,608 06 


$14,608 06 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$17,500 ($3,500 mortgage); value of investments, $14,000. 



FISHER CHARITABLE SOCIETY, 173 Cabot St., Beverly. (Incorporated 1809.) 

Report for year ending August 31, 1907. 

WiUiam R. Driver, President; Robert R. Endicott, Secretary; 
Charles H. Kilham, Treasurer. 

To aid the worthy poor of Beverly. 
Number aided during vear, 87. 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Income from investments 
Sale of bonds 



$1,031 22 
1,355 96 
3.900 00 



$6,287 18 



Cr. 



Aid . 
Miscellaneous 



Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$1,060 50 
3 00 

$1,063 50 

4,880 56 

343 12 

$6,287 18 



Value of investments, $45,070.08. 



NEW ENGLAND INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL FOR DEAF MUTES, 113 Elliott St., 

Beverly. (Incorporated 1879.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Dudley L. Pickman, President; iVlbert Boyden, Secretary; Samuel 
P. \Yhite, Treasurer; INIartha Oakley Bockee, Principal. 

To teach the pupils the English language, using both the oral and 
manual methods, and to give them an industrial training, so that 
they may support* themselves. 

Number aided during year, 36. Number of beds, 40. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 10, viz., 1 man, 9 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Interest on deposits, etc. 
Farm account 
State appropriation 
New Hampshire appropria- 
tion .... 



$904 92 

1,721 54 

456 50 

175 00 

3,500 00 

300 00 



$7,057 96 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supphes 
Farm account 
Loan repaid 
Interest and insurance 
INIiscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $3,141 

. 2,226 

12 


01 
48 
20 


. 1,000 


00 


128 


83 


270 31 


. $6,778 83 
279 13 



$7,057 96 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$15,000; deposits in savings banks, $4,753.19. 



OLD LADIES' HOME SOCIETY, 12 Lovett St., Beverly. (Incorporated 1885.) 

Report for year ending May 31, 1907. 

Miss Lizzie F. Cressy, President; Mrs. Mary F. Putnam, Secretary; 
Edward S. Webber, Treasurer; Emma J. Eraser, Matron. 

Home for aged women at least sixty years of age, residents of Bev- 
erly for ten years. iVdmission fee, $100. 

Number aided during year, 7. Number of beds, 7. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 1 man, 2 women. 



Part II.] CHAEITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 

Admission fee 

Income from investments 

Rummage sale . 

Sale of bank stock 

On account of mortgage 

Loan 

Withdrawals from bank 

Miscellaneous 



$432 96 
554 92 
100 00 

1,135 06 
83 39 

1,950 00 

3,200 00 

550 00 

550 00 

1 02 



$8,557 35 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$595 42 


Provisions and suppHes 


675 19 


Repairs and improvements 


175 00 


Heating and lighting . 


148 50 


Loan 


550 00 


Funeral expenses 


95 00 


Miscellaneous 


302 94 


Total expenses 


$2,542 05 


Investments during year ' 


5,993 89 


Cash on hand 


21 41 




$8,557 35 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$4,100; value of investments, $22,261.23. " 



Boston. 

ADAMS NERVINE ASYLUM, 990 Centre St., Jamaica Plain. (Incorporated 

1877.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1907. 

Henry Parkman, President; Amory Eliot, Secretary; Henry B. 
Chapin, Treasurer; Daniel H. Fuller, Resident Physician. 

Care and relief of indigent, debilitated, and nervous persons, not 
insane, inhabitants of Massachusetts, and of other persons not in- 
digent. 

Number aided during year, 202, viz., 65 paying, 76 partly paying, 
61 free. Number of beds, 51. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 59, viz., 12 men, 47 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $2,486 78 

On account of persons aided 18,668 52 
Income from investments 

and funds . . . 31,739 23 

Sale of investments . . 2,969 19 

Miscellaneous . . . 504 08 



$56,367 80 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs, medicines, and appa- 
ratus 
Repairs and improvements 
Fuel and lights . 
Water and ice . 
Stable 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $20,105 
. 17,786 


89 
85 


838 


95 


. 3,979 
. 5,054 
. 1,349 
. 1,171 


58 
97 
63 
80 


. 2,385 


62 


. $52,673 
. 3,694 


29 
51 



$56,367 80 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$120,000; value of other property, $792,378.49, viz., investments, 
$786,378.49; furniture, $6,000. 



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THE AMERICAN HUMANE EDUCATION SOCIETY, 19 Milk St., Boston. 

(Incorporated 1889.) 

Report for year ending February 28, 1907. 

George T. Angell, President; Joseph L. Stevens, Secretary; Hon. 
Henry B. Hill, Treasurer. 

Education of the American people by Humane Societies, Bands of 
Mercy, etc. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments 
Sales of pubUcations . 



$6,419 


43 


2,509 


00 


431 


35 


6,256 


42 


842 


55 


$16,458 


75 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Prize essays 

Books and papers printed 

for distribution 
Insurance, etc. . 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$200 00 
415 00 

5,037 59 
526 25 



$6,178 84 
10,279 91 

$16,458 75 



Value of investments, $142,297. 



AMERICAN INVALID AID SOCIETY OF BOSTON, 707 Tremont Building, 
Boston. (Incorporated 1893.) 

Report for year ending January 31, 1907. 

Hon. Louis C. Southard, President; Mrs. Elizabeth W. Waite, Secre- 
tary; A. B. Upham, Treasurer. ' 

To assist needy persons in incipient stages of consumption, and 
others suffering from climatic ills, — usually by removing them to 
more favorable localities. 

Number aided during year, 302. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 



$144 26 
3,920 25 



$4,064 51 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Rent and office expenses 
Expended for invalids 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$340 00 

438 69 

3,263 74 

$4,042 43 

22 08 

$4,064 51 



AMERICAN MOUNT COFFEE ASSOCIATION, 43 Tremont St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1906.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Rev. Edward Everett Hale, D.D., President; Mrs. M. Cravash 
Simpson, Secretary; Hon. Charles Hall Adams, Treasurer; Mrs. 
Jane E. D. Sharp, Superintendent. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



11 



The establishing, supporting, and maintaining schools in the Re- 
public of Liberia for the dissemination of religious, educational, and 
industrial instruction. The Association is applying its energy at 
present in assisting in carrying on the school for young aboriginee 
girls at Mount Coffee, Liberia, and in collecting funds for the erection 
of a building there. 

Number aided during year, 16. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 



$821 39 
733 32 



$1,554 71 



Cr. 
Provisions, supphes, etc. 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$279 01 
64 26 

$343 27 
1,211 44 

$1,554 71 



AMERICAN PEACE SOCIETY, 31 Beacon St., Boston. (Incorporated 1848.) 
Report for year ending May 1, 1907. 

Robert Treat Paine, President; Rev. Benjamin F. Trueblood, D.D., 
Secretary; Thomas H. Russell, Treasurer. 
The promotion of universal peace. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 3 men, 1 woman. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand . . . $3,972 32 


Salaries and wages 


$4,417 59 


Subscriptions and donations 9,128 44 


Office expenses, postage. 




Bequests .... 3,000 00 


printing, etc. . 


3,166 13 


PubUcations and hterature . 1,541 61 


Rent 


641 67 


Miscellaneous . . . 74 65 


TraveUing expenses . 


486 90 




Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


185 25 




$8,897 54 




Investments during year 


4,900 69 




Cash on hand . 


3,918 79 


$17,717 02 


$17,717 02 



Value of investments, $4,900.69. 



AMERICAN RAMABAI ASSOCIATION, 222 Boylston St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1899.) 

Report for year ending February 28, 1907. 

Rev. Charles Cuthbert Hall, D.D., President; Mrs. S. B. Capron, 
Secretary; Curtis Chipman, Treasurer; Ramabai Dongre Medhavi, 
Principal of Schools. 

To assist in educating and otherwise helping widows, deserted 
wives, and unmarried women and girls, of the higher castes in India. 
Schools in India. 

Number aided during year, about 2,000. 



12 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Snbscriptions and doi 
Bequests . 
Interest o^ deposits 
Rentals 
Miscellaneous 



ations 



$935 


52 


4,704 


85 


2,061 


91 


23 


01 


1,000 


00 


87 


00 


$8,812 


29 



Cr. 
Forwarded to India 
General expenses 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$6,615 00 
888 71 

$7,503 71 
1,308 58 



$8,812 29 



Property in India, consisting of land and buildings; value not 
stated. 



ANIMAL RESCUE LEAGUE, 51 Carver St., Boston. (Incorporated 1899.) 
Report for year ending January 31, 1907. 

Mrs. Huntington Smith, President; Mrs. Arthur T. Cabot, Sec- 
retary; Livingston Gushing, Treasurer; Mrs. Sarah Vincent, Matron. 
Care of lost, homeless, aged, and suffering animals. 
Number cared for during year, 18,984. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 13, viz., 9 men, 4 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . . . . 

Income from investments 

and deposits . 
Entertainments, fair, etc. 
PubHcation of paper . 
Horse rescue fund 



$5,558 


32 


10,843 


07 


5,128 


50 


460 


32 


5,409 


71 


1,204 


49 


1,251 


50 


$29,855 91 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and suppUes 
Horse rescue fund 
Repairs and improvements 
Printing and advertising 
Heating and lighting . 
Humane education 
Publication of paper . 
Interest on mortgages 
Taxes, water rates, and in 

surance 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $5,930 54 
625 25 


637 


91 


497 


19 


611 


93 


344 


74 


114 


99 


. 1,409 
900 


33 

00 


448 


23 


. 2,260 


76 


. $13,780 87 
16,075 04 



$29,855 91 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$44,000 (mortgaged for $27,500); value of investments, $2,153.89. 



ARMY NURSE ASSOCIATION OF MASSACHUSETTS, G. A. R. Headquarters, 
State House, Boston. (Incorporated 1896.) 

Report for year ending June 1, 1907. 

Mrs. Fanny T. Hazen, President; Mrs. Margaret Hamilton, Sec- 
retary; Mrs. Lovisa B. Downs, Treasurer. 

To assist needy nurses in Massachusetts who served in the army 
hospitals during the civil war. 

Number aided during year, 4. 



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13 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $27 61 

Subscriptions and donations 84 39 



$112 00 



Cr. 



Aid . 

Miscellaneous 



Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$78 65 
22 50 



$101 15 
10 85 

$112 00 



ASSOCIATED CHARITIES OF BOSTON, 43 Hawkins St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1881.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1907. 

Robert Treat Paine, President; Miss Alice L. Higgins, General 
Secretary; Henry B. Cabot, Treasurer; George A. Goddard, Clerk. 

To raise the needy above relief, diminish pauperism, aid the poor 
to help themselves, secure harmonious action of the charities of Boston, 
etc. 

Number of families dealt with during year, 4,067. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 42, viz., 3 men, 39 women. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand . . . $1,395 95 


Salaries and wages 


$26,802 74 


Subscriptions and donations 29,794 37 


Rents . . . . 


2,320 75 


Bequests . . . . 6,461 16 


Fuel and light . 


477 78 


Income from investments . 3,936 40 


Office expenses, equipment. 




Sales of Directory of Chari- 


and telephone 


1,947 18 


ties .... 1,521 82 


Printing, stationery, and 




Sale of property . . 13,580 25 


postage 


1,698 46 


Miscellaneous . . . 50 44 


Part payment on Directory 






of Charities . 


924 67 




Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


992 25 




$35,163 83 




Investments during year 


19,218 26 




Cash on hand , . 


2,358 30 


$56,740 39 


$56,740 39 



Value of investments, $90,684.45. 



ASSOCIATION FOR THE WORK OF MERCY IN THE DIOCESE OF MASSA- 
CHUSETTS, 244 Townsend St., Roxbury. (Incorporated 1895.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1906. 

Mrs. Charles F. Wentworth, President; IVIiss A. E. Wheelwright, 
Secretary; Leverett S. Tuckerman, Treasurer; Miss Helen Paine, 
Assistant Treasurer; Mrs. C. G. Bruner, Matron. 

The rescue and relief of fallen women, and charitable work con- 
nected therewith. 

Number aided during year, 97, viz., 55 W(jmen, 42 infants; 6 partly 
paying, 91 free. Number of beds, 19. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 1 man, 3 women. 



14 



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Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 
On account of persons aided 
Sales of cake, aprons, etc. . 
Sale Stoughton estate, net . 
Miscellaneous 



S290 66 

4,738 99 

448 94 

63 83 

526 72 

3,000 00 

24 76 



$9,093 90 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . $1,309 65 

Provisions and supplies . 2,103 88 

Repairs and improvements . 214 99 

Interest on mortgage . . 191 40 

Heating and lighting . . 396 83 

Printing and postage . . 97 56 

Miscellaneous . . . 602 22 

Total expenses . . $4,916 53 
Paid on account principal of 



mortgage 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



3,915 00 

109 18 

153 19 

$9,093 90 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$17,250 (mortgage, $4,085); value of investments, $12,841.29. 



ASSOCIATION OF THE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH FOR WORKS 
OF MERCY, Baker St., West Roxbury. (Incorporated 1871.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Rev. Adolpli Biewend, President; John A. Volk, Secretary; Emil 
Reichenbach, Treasurer; Rev. Fr. Wilhelm, Superintendent; Mrs. 
Christine Wilhelm, Matron. 

To aid orphans and half-orphans of* three years of age and over, 
(German Lutherans preferred), under the name of the Martin Luther 
Orphan Home. 

Number aided during year, 48, viz., 8 partly paying, 40 free. Num- 
ber of beds, 54. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 3 men, 3 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Printing department . 



$311 36 

2,109 87 

500 00 

1,425 45 

278 40 
775 42 



$5,400 50 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Provisions and suppHes 

Repairs 

Fuel and light 

Cemetery . 

Farm accoxint 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $1,122 00 

. 1,289 13 

125 12 


498 


54 


282 


88 


364 


82 


419 


06 


. $4,101 
. 1,298 


55 
95 



$5,400 50 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$31,000; value of investments, $11,923.84. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



15 



ASSOCIATION OF THE HAWTHORNE CLUB, 3 Garland St., Boston. (Incor- 
porated 1906.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1907. 

Miss Lilian V. Robinson, President; Mrs. Robert Grant, Secretary; 
Charles E. Stratton, Treasurer. 

Industrial training for children, and maintenance of summer play- 
ground. 

Number aided during year, 500. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 1 boy, 3 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $1,226 22 

Subscriptions and donations 2,062 57 

Interest on deposits . . 22 85 



$3,311 64 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and suppHes 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent 

Vacation for children . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $236 


62 


268 


31 


106 


00 


225 


00 


161 


00 


99 


78 


. $1,096 


71 


. 2,214 


98 



$3,311 64 



AUXILIARY RELIEF BRANCH OF THE RUSSIAN AND POLISH JEWISH 
CENTRAL COMMITTEE AT JERUSALEM, 5 Stillman St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1900.) 

Report for year ending September 16, 1907. 

Isaac B. Reinherz, President; Rabbi S. J. Friederman, Secretary; 
Max Kronberg, Treasurer. 

To assist needy Russian, Polish, and American Jews in Jerusalem. 
Number aided during year, not stated. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 4 men. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 



$4 08 
2,906 53 



$2,910 61 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Charitable expenditures 
Charitv boxes 



Lty 
ills 



Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$812 40 

2,031 13 

61 00 

3 63 

$2,908 16 

2 45 

$2,910 61 



BARNARD MEMORIAL, 10 Warrenton St., Boston. (Incorporated 1863.) 

Report for year ending January 31, 1907. 

Thomas Hills, President; Edward A. Talbot, Secretary; Frank T. 
Vose, Treasurer; Rev. B. F. McDaniel, Superintendent; Mrs. Annie 
L. Smith, Assistant Superintendent. 

A children's church. Free educational, charitable, and religious 
work. y 



U) 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



Number aided diuin!>' year, 225. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 15, viz., 6 men, 9 women. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand . . . $403 01 


Salaries and wages 


$2,746 13 


Subscriptions and donations 230 83 


Repairs and improvements . 


397 08 


Income from investments . 4,183 30 


Fuel and light . 


633 36 


Miscellaneous . . . 206 86 


Printing and postage . 
Christmas expenses, choirs. 


200 64 




etc 


184 54 




Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


447 54 




$4,609 29 




Cash on hand . 


414 71 


$5,024 00 


$5,024 00 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$82,000; value of investments, $88,215. 



BAY STATE DISPENSARY, 357 Hanover St., Boston. (Incorporated 1905.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1907. 

Robert Johnson, President; J. J. Munroe, Secretary; Roland W. 
West, Treasurer; W. Wright, M.D., Superintendent. 

For the purpose of free medical and surgical treatment for all classes 
of people. 

Number aided during year, 9,577, viz., 4,854 partly paying, 4,723 
free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 2 men, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $9 14 

Subscriptions and donations 3,568 72 

On account of persons aided 969 78 



$4,547 64 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent 

Heating and lighting , 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $1,233 
714 


00 

22 


. 1,807 
. ■ 127 


15 
13 


480 


00 


119 


15 


21 


87 


40 


49 


$4,543 
4 


01 
63 



$4,547 64 



THE BENEFICENT SOCIETY OF THE NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY OF 

MUSIC, Huntington Ave., Boston. (Incorporated 1885.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Mrs. Silas Peirce, President; Miss Caroline B. Ellis, Secretary; 
Mrs. Helen Hammond Dunham, Treasurer. 

To aid needy and deserving students of the Conservatory by loaning 
them money without interest. 

Number aided during year, 17. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



17 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions, dues, and do- 
nations . . . . 
Income from investments 
Returned loans . 
Life memberships 



Sl,o66 74 

364 75 
139 89 

482 00 
90 00 



$2,643 38 



Cr. 
Tuition for beneficiaries 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



Sl,329 00 
64 50 
32 50 



SI, 426 

90 

1,127 


00 
00 
38 



S2,643 38 



Value of property, subject to loans, 812,048.59: 
ments, $3,465.65. 



value of invest- 



BENEVOLENT AID SOCIETY FOR ITALIAN IMMIGRANTS, 18 North St., 
Boston. (Incorporated 1905.) 

Louis A. Frothingham, President; Francis B. INIalgeri, Secretary; 
John O'Hare, Treasurer; Olympia De Feo, Matron. 

To assist Italian immigrants by gi^'ing them advice, information, and 
help. 

No report. 



BENOTH ISRAEL SHELTERING HOME, 15 Cooper St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1891.) 

M. S. Cohen, President; Harris Koritz, Secretary; M. Kronberg, 
Treasurer; R. Wallaschansky, Superintendent. 

To give temporary shelter to deser\ing Israelites, and aid them to 
obtain employment. 

No report. 



THE BERKELEY INFIRMARY, 1 Warren Ave., Boston. (Incorporated 1905.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1907. 

Arthur C. Farley, President; Henry T. Richardson, Secretary; 
Peter C. Ross, Treasurer; Dr. Daniel Breck, Medical Director. 

To care for sick worthy poor, especially those sent by churches of 
the Congregational denomination and other religious or semi-religious 
organizations; and to advance the knowledge and care of disease. 

Number aided during year, 525, viz., 481 partly paying, 44 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 1 man, 2 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Sales of medicines and sup- 
plies .... 



S24 61 
185 05 



706 81 



$916 47 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Pro\'isions and supplies 
Printing and postage . 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



•3170 00 

603 26 

69 30 

S842 56 
73 91 

S916 47 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



BETHANY UNION FOR YOUNG WOMEN, 14 Worcester St., Boston. (Incor- 
porated 1889.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1907. 

iNliss Emma F. Foster, President; James H. Whitman, Secretary 
and Treasurer; Mrs. Ida Beatrice Hawes, Matron. 

To furnish a home for Protestant young women earning small 
wages. 

Number aided during year, 44, viz., 43 paying, 1 free. Number of 
beds, 33. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 1 man, 3 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Miscellaneous 



S335 43 


3,903 


78 


2,000 


00 


4,762 


22 


589 


92 


150 


00 


Sll,741 


35 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Interest 
Loan paid 

Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$995 


45 


. 3,889 


33 


. . 301 


25 


350 


00 


. 2,500 


00 


490 


04 


83 


19 


544 


47 


. $9,153 


73 


. 2,000 


00 


587 


62 



$11,741 35 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$18,500; value of investments, $6,308. 



BETHESDA SOCIETY, 32 Rutland St., Boston. (Incorporated 1854.) 
• Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Mrs. Frank Wood, President; Mrs. Harold Murdock, Secretary; 
Miss Alberta M. Houghton, Treasurer; Miss Abbie T. Anderson, 
Superintendent. 

To aid "The Refuge in the City of Boston" in retaining the property 
it now holds by defraying the expenses of the family to the utmost of 
its ability. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 
Miscellaneous 



$142 74 
280 00 

2,128 82 
440 43 



$2,991 99 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . $1,439 20 

Supplies . . . . 460 75 

Repairs and improvements . 155 27 

Printing and postage . . 60 35 

Miscellaneous . . . 119 96 

Total expenses . . $2,235 53 

Cash on hand ... 756 46 

$2,991^99 



Value of investments, about $50,000. 



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19 



BOARD OF MINISTERIAL AID, 14 Beacon St., Boston. (Incorporated 1869.) 
Report for year ending April 30, 1907. 

Arthur C. Farley, Secretary; Arthur G. Stanwood, Treasurer. 

To receive funds to be used for the aid, support, or comfort of aged, 
disabled, superannuated, or needy ministers of the Orthodox Con- 
gregational denomination in the Commomvealth, or of the widows and 
children of such ministers. 



Number aided during year, 47. 

Dr. 

Cask on hand . . . S2,145 18 

Subscriptions and donations 2,056 50 

Bequests .... 875 00 

Income from investments . 1,857 05 



Aid 



Cr. 



Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$6,933 73 

Value of investments, $56,765.32 



$4,410 25 

84,410 25 

1,958 14 

565 34 



$6,933 73 



BOSTON ASSOCIATION FOR THE RELIEF AND CONTROL OF TUBERCU- 
LOSIS, 4 Joy St., -Boston. (Incorporated 1905.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1906. 

Edward O. Otis, M.D., President; Mrs. Mary Morton Kehew, 
Clerk; George S. Mumford, Treasurer; x^lexander M. Wilson, Secre- 
tary. 

To promote a careful study of conditions regarding tuberculosis in 
Boston; to educate public opinion as tq the causes and prevention of 
tuberculosis; and to arouse general interest in securing adequate pro- 
vision for the proper care of tuberculous patients in their homes atid 
by means of hospitals and sanatoria. (Summer day camp for con- 
sumptives, Parker Hill Ave., Roxbury.) 

Number aided during year, 857, viz., 16 partly paying, 841 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 2 men, 2 women. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations $12,100 78 
On account of persons aided 91 70 

Proceeds of loan . . 975 00 

Miscellaneous . . . 635 79 



$13,803 27 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$4,524 29 


Pro\-isions and supplies 


2,243 55 


Drugs and medicines . 


310 62 


Rent^ 


325 02 


Repairs and improvements 


256 40 


Heating and lighting . 


37 13 


Printing and postage . 


1,111 33 


Deficit of pre\dous j'ear 


221 84 


Exhibits and lectures 


1,571 43 


Transportation of patients 


704 50 


IVIiscellaneous 


612 46 


Total expenses 


811,918 57 


Cash on hand 


1,884 70 




S13,803 27 



Value of property (camp equipment), $1,000. 



20 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17, 



BOSTON ASYLUM AND FARM SCHOOL FOR INDIGENT BOYS, Thompson's 
Island, Boston Harbor. (Incorporated 1835.) 

Report for year ending January 18, 1907. 

Alfred Bow ditch, President; Tucker Daland, Secretary; Arthur 
Adams, Treasurer; Charles H. Bradley, Superintendent. 

The training and education of indigent orphan or half-orphan boys, 
between the ages of ten and sixteen years, of good moral character 
and fair physical condition; Boston boys preferred. 

Number aided during year, 119, viz., 18 partly paying, 101 free. 
Number of beds, 100. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 17, viz., 7 men, 10 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Borrowed money 
Receipts from capital . 
Miscellaneous 



$2,454 98 


7,860 


75 


1,395 


23 


13,384 


38 


3,000 


00 


17,883 


33 


865 


47 


$46,844 


14 



Cr, 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Interest and insurance 
Clothing . 

Heating and lighting . 
Stationery and postage 
Loan paid 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $9,860 


23 


. 10,283 


53 


. 2,708 


13 


265 


28 


. 1,596 


42 


. 2,247 


49 


373 


29 


. 5,000 


00 


. 2,737 


54 


. $35,071 


91 


. 10,650 


00 


. 1,122 


23 



$46,844 14 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$43,075; value of other property, $213,121.15, viz., investments, 
$208,621.15; steamer, $4,500. " 



BOSTON BRANCH BARON DE HIRSCH FUND, 43 Hawkins St. 

corporated 1903.) 



Boston. (In- 



c. 



Ferdinand Strauss, President; Edward E. Norton, Secretary; A 
Ratshesky, Treasurer; Max Mitchell, Superintendent, 

To assist and instruct Jewish immigrants, and provide for their 
removal and settlement in places outside of Boston. 

No report. 



BOSTON CHILDREN'S AID SOCIETY, 43 Charity Building, Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1865.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1906. 

Henry P. Bowditch, M.D., President; Robert B. Stone, Clerk; I. 
Tucker Burr, Treasurer; Charles W. Birtwell, General Secretary. 

To investigate cases of children in need, provide homes for them, 
take juvenile offenders on probation, place hbraries in families, etc. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



21 



Number aided during year: 1,725 children investigated, 531 placed 
in families, viz., 139 paying, 58 partly paying, 334 free; 456 in charge 
of probation agent; 703 in home libraries. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 23, viz., 6 men, 17 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Sale of investments 
Miscellaneous 



S6,137 


81 


18,376 


53 


2,500 


00 


12,084 


51 


7,051 


50 


20,574 


67 


2,136 


92 


$68,861 


94 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . . S18,825 12 

Board and clothing of chil- 
dren placed out . . 23,847 32 
Miscellaneous . . . 6,156 80 

Total expenses . . $48,829 24 

Investments during year . 15,282 21 
Cash on hand . . . 4,750 49 

S68,861 94 



Value of investments, $183,464. 



BOSTON CHILDREN'S FRIEND SOCIETY, 48 Rutland St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1834.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1906. 

C. C. Converse, President; Mrs. Adelaide Thomas, Secretary; Wm. 
Quincy Wales, Treasurer; Seymour H. Stone, General Secretary. 

The Society interests itself in needy children, caring for them in 
selected private famihes, under constant supervision; relatives pay 
according to ability. 

Number dealt with during year, 542; number aided during year, 
162, viz., 64 paying, 60 partly paying, 38 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 1 man, 4 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


$3,812 61 


Salaries and wages 


$4,498 08 


Subscriptions and donations 


4,102 03 


Board and clothing 


11,173 02 


Bequests .... 


6,481 60 


Travel, etc. 


818 92 


On account of persons aided 


6,910 76 


Rent and office expenses 


343 15 


Income from investments . 


4,496 07 


Postage, printing, telephone 




Investments paid 


13,125 81 


etc. 


775 70 






Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


574 73 




$18,183 60 






Investments during year 


19,396 76 






Cash on hand 


1,348 52 




$38,928 88 


$38,928 88 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$50,000; value of investments, $86,350. 



•)-> 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17, 



THE BOSTON CITY HOSPITAL, 818 Harrison Ave., Boston; South Department, 
745 Massachusetts Ave., Boston; Relief Station, Haymarket Sq., Boston; 
Convalescent Home, 2150 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester. (Incorporated 1880.) 

Report for year ending January 31, 1907. 

A. Shuman, President; Conrad J. Rueter, Secretary; George H. 
M. Rowe, M.D., Superintendent. 

For the temporary relief of sick or injured persons. 

Number aided during year, 13,958, viz., 4,989 paying and partly pay- 
ing, 8,969 free. Number of out-patients, 73,184. Number of beds, 905. 

Ntimber of paid officers or employees, 537, viz., 230 men, 307 
women. 

Cr. 
Salaries and wages . $184,628 49 

Provisions and supplies . 264,909 35 
Repairs and improvements , 37,496 38 



Dr. 



Cit}'' appropriation 


$485,000 00 


Income from investments 


. 2,034 22 


State patients ^ . 


. 17,130 89 


City and town patients ^ 


. 15,945 88 


Private patients ^ 


. 29,821 48 


Collections by Board 


of 


Health for contagious 


cases at hospital ^ 


. 26,762 76 


Sale of old material ^ . 


175 45 




$576,870 68 



Total hospital expenses 
Paid in to City Collector 



$487,034 22 
. 89,836 46 



$576,870 68 



1 These receipts from paying patients and sale of old material, amounting to S89,836.46, 
were paid to the City Collector, and were not available to be used for hospital expenses. 

Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
13,061,500; value of investments, $76,050. 



BOSTON DISPENSARY, corner Bennet and Ash Sts., Boston. (Incorporated 

1801.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1907. 

Robert A. Boit, President; Moses Williams, Jr., Secretary; Philip 
S. Parker, Treasurer; Gilbert R. Payson, Superintendent. 

To give medical advice and relief to the sick poor of Boston. 

Number aided during year, 111,897, viz., 18,879 partly paying, 
93,018 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 16, viz., 8 men, 8 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $3,508 69 

Subscriptions and donations 6,840 00 

Bequests .... 2,550 00 

On account of persons aided 3,178 20 

Income from investments . 15,183 49 

Investments paid in . . 65,582 86 

Prescriptions, bottles, etc. . 10,723 60 

Miscellaneous ... 703 33 



$108,270 17 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$14,350 17 


Drugs and medicines . 


4,979 34 


Running expenses 


2,023 16 


Repairs and improvements 


35,385 77 


Advertising _ . _ 


234 32 


Heating and Ughting . 


1,274 61 


Printing and postage . 


11 00 


Taxes 


508 80 


Insurance . 


464 69 


Miscellaneous 


2,230 74 



Total expenses 
Investments during j^ear 
Cash on hand 



$61,462 60 
. 44,607 18 
. 2,200 39 

$108,270 17 



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23 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$130,100; value of other property, $283,881.39, viz., investments, 
$276,381.39; furniture, drugs, etc., $7,500. 



BOSTON EMERGENCY AND GENERAL HOSPITAL, 144 Kingston St., Boston. 

(Incorporated 1904.) 

George W. Galvin, President; John Mitchell Galvin, Treasurer. 
Treating, operating upon and caring for persons suffering from 
sickness, disease, and injury of every nature, etc. 
No report. 



BOSTON FATHERLESS AND WIDOWS' SOCIETY, 1145 Old South Building, 
Boston. (Incorporated 1837.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1906. 

Mrs. A. J. Gordon, President; Miss Harriet E. Freeman, Secretary; 
Thomas J. Emery, Treasurer. 

To furnish aid to widows (mostly aged), who partially support 
themselves. 

Number aided during year, 144. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $1,206 55 

Subscriptions and donations 268 00 

Bequests .... 10,963 20 

Income from investments . 6,264 14 

On account of loans . . 3,500 00 

Miscellaneous . . . 676 02 



$22,877 91 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$100 00 

5,860 00 

204 94 

$6,164 94 

13,316 39 

3,396 58 

$22,877 91 



Value of investments, $95,000. 



BOSTON FEMALE ASYLUM, 1008 Washington St., Boston; and Lexington. 

(Incorporated 1800.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1906. 

Miss Abby M. Storer, President; Mrs. Arthur H. Nichols, Secre- 
tary; Miss Sarah C. Paine, Treasurer; Mrs. M. F. Holmes, Matron. 

Care and industrial training of destitute girls who are boarded 
in families, generally in the country. Relatives are expected to con- 
tribute, if possible, towards their support. When of a suitable age 
the girls are put in places to earn their own living. At all times they 
are under careful supervision. 

Number aided during year, 108, viz., 5 partly paying, 103 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 9, viz., 2 men, 7 women. 



24 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Sale of investments 
MisceUaneovis 



$1,933 


16 


70 


00 


208 


00 


17,751 


87 


13,139 


75 


250 


69 


$33,353 


47 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Board of children 
Travelling expenses . 
Schooling . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $3,400 38 
1,144 36 


132 


49 


. 9,708 
544 


20 
14 


434 


00 


. 1,490 


76 


. $16,854 33 
. 11,135 28 
. 5,363 86 



$33,353 47 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
8125,000; value of investments, $404,292. 



THE BOSTON FLOATING HOSPITAL, 54 Devonshire St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1901.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1906. 

Edward R. Warren, Chairman of Trustees; William N. Brainerd, 
Clerk; George C. Lee, Jr., Treasurer; Miss Alice P. Goodwin, Super- 
intendent of Nurses; G. Loring Briggs, Manager. 

Medical and hygienic care of children under six years of age on 
Floating Hospital, Boston harbor, during the summer months. 

Number aided during year, 3,269. Number of beds, 100. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 90, viz., 22 men, 68 women. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations $29,172 04 

Income from investments . 812 09 

Deficit . . . . 2.174 93 



$32,159 06 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Medical supphes 
Towing and wharfage 
Postage, printing, and sta- 
tionery . 
Rent and ofiice expenses 
Sundry operating expenses 
Sundry patients' expenses 

Total expenses 



. $14,297 
. 3,612 
. 1,111 


34 
83 
51 


. 3,906 
. 2,656 


54 
50 


. 1,326 69 
. 1,331 95 


. 2,578 


96 


. 1,336 


74 


. $32,159 


06 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes 
(boat), $92,562.89; value of investments, $23,500. 



THE BOSTON HARBOR CLUB, 287 Hanover St., Boston. (Incorporated 1905.) 
Report for ye&v ending November 16, 1905. 

W. Mclver, President; jNIiss Edna Brown, Secretary; W. D. Dennett, 
Treasurer. 

To promote temperance, provide helpful entertainment, and pro- 
mote the general welfare of seamen. Auxiliary to the Boston Sea- 
man's Friend Society. 



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25 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $31 10 

Subscriptions and donations 91 04 

Miscellaneous . . . 191 96 



$314 10 



Cr. 
Entertainments and socials 
Cash on hand 



$164 35 
149 75 



$314 10 



THE BOSTON HEBREW CHARITABLE CEMETERY ASSOCIATION, Boston. 
(Incorporated 1904.) 

Simon Alexander, President; David Lipman, Secretary; Jacob 
Cohen, Treasurer. 

Defraying the funeral expenses of poor Hebrews. 
No report. 



BOSTON HEBREW LADIES AID ASSOCIATION, 1031 Washington St., Boston. 

(Incorporated 1898.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1907. 

T. Rosenthal, President; Julius Hirsch, Secretary; Rachel Schein- 
berg. Treasurer. 

To give pecuniary aid to the poor of Hebrew faith. 

Number aided during year, 435. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Dues .... 



$280 19 
319 53 
370 00 



$969 72 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 

Printing 

Rent 

Aid . 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$24 
15 
24 

608 


00 
00 
00 
55 


$671 
298 


55 
17 


$969 


72 



BOSTON HOME FOR INCURABLES, 2049 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester. (In- 
corporated 1884.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1907. 

E. Pierson Beebe, President; J. Grafton Minot, Secretary; Charles 
R. Sturgis, Treasurer; Mrs. Adelaide S. Gardner, Superintendent. 

To establish and maintain a home for the care and treatment of 
persons afflicted with incurable diseases and disorders. 

Number aided during year, 60, viz., 9 partly paying, 51 free. Num- 
ber of beds, 50. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 25, viz., 4 men, 21 women. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . . . . 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Annuities . . . . 

Investment bonds paid 
Miscellaneous 



$6,738 


10 


2,656 


25 


9,000 


00 


1,916 


00 


8,176 


16 


3,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


1,415 


66 


$34,902 


17 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . . $8,383 35 
Provisions and supplies . 5,430 58 
Repairs and improvements . 1,358 27 
Fuel and hghting . . 1,363 11 
Printing, postage, and insur- 
ance .... 997 IS 



Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$17,532 49 

15,543 75 

1,825 93 

$34,902 17 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$52,700; value of investments, $203,-128.54. 



BOSTON INDUSTRIAL HOME, 17 Davis St., Boston. (Incorporated 1877.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Capt. Rufus G. F. Candage, President; Robt. W. Hastings, ]M.D.> 
Secretary; Chas. D. Bagnall, Treasurer; Oliver C. Elliott, Superin- 
tendent. 

To pro^dde a home for worthy people out of employment until they 
can obtain situations. 

Number aided during year, 41,914, nearly all partly paying. Num- 
ber of beds, 125. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 31, viz., 27 men, 4 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $1,481 03 

Subscriptions and donations 276 00 

On account of persons aided 4,906 79 
Income from investments 

and deposits . . . 266 51 

Sale of coal and wood . 34,763 47 



$41,693 80 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Extra labor 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Coal and wood . 
Stable expense . 
Lighting and telephone 
Water tax and insurance 
Printing and stationery 
Car fares and postage 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $5,202 48 
. 1,459 87 


. 3,822 
. 1,198 
. 25,579 


98 
30 
24 


. 1,921 
466 


03 
32 


307 


10 


192 


13 


107 


42 


. $40,256 
. 1,436 


87 
93 



$41,693 80 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$57,000; value of other property, $9,000, viz., investments, $4,500; 
horses, wagons, and furniture, $4,500. 



BOSTON LEGAL AID SOCIETY, 53 State St. 

rated 1900.) 



Room 1033, Boston. (Incorpo- 



Charles P. Greenough, President; Charles L. De Normandie, Sec- 
retary; George A. Goddard, Treasurer. 

To provide legal assistance for the worthy poor who are unable to 
pay for it. 



No report. 



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27 



BOSTON LYING-IN HOSPITAL, 24 McLean St., Boston. (Incorporated 1832.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Nathaniel Thayer, President; William D. Sohier, Secretary; James 
R. Hooper, Treasurer; Mrs. E. J. A. Higgins, Superintendent. 

Care of needy, deserving women in confinement. 

Number aided during year, 785, viz., 354 paying, 171 partly pay- 
ing, 260 free. Number of beds, 52. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 36, viz., 1 man, 35 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Annuity .... 
Rights sold 
Miscellaneous 



$2,495 


83 


7,425 


95 


9,828 


00 


9,885 


81 


1,000 


00 


319 


69 


1,100 


22 


$32,055 


50 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Fuel and gas 
Drugs and medicines . 
Household supplies 
Printing, postage, telephone 

etc. 
House physicians' board 
Out-patient department 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $9,575 
. 7,633 


02 

84 


. 1,172 


18 


. 2,112 


46 


. 1,655 
. 1,060 


63 

80 


'. 523 


34 


701 


35 


957 


96 


791 


19 


. $26,183 

. 5,871 


77 
73 



$32,055 50 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$77,700; value of investments, $244,371.98. 



BOSTON NORTH END MISSION, Office, 613 Ford Building, Boston, and Mount 
Hope Home for Children, corner Bourne and Florence Sts., Boston. (Incor- 
porated 1870.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Charles W. Kidder, President; Mrs. Clara E. Withington, Secre- 
tary; Silas Peirce, Treasurer; Rev. Cyrus L. D. Younkin, Super- 
intendent. 

Temporary provision for destitute children, returning them to 
relatives when able to care for them, or placing them out in free homes 
under supervision. Also guardianship and supervision of girls and 
young women found morally neglected and without proper home 
influence. 

Number aided during year, 108 (43 women, 65 children), viz., 2 
paying, 59 partly paying, 47 free. Number of beds, 56. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 11, viz., 2 men, 9 women. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . . . . 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Sale of investments 
Borrowed . . . . 

Miscellaneous 



$240 41 


6,263 


00 


500 


00 


2,251 


06 


322 


96 


1,987 


02 


1,500 


00 


12 


39 


$13,076 


84 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Printing, publishing, and 

postage , 
Telephone, interest, etc 
Loans paid 
Rent 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $4,476 

. 4,058 

443 


50 
47 
93 


642 


50 


682 


13 


. 1,500 
198 


00 
95 


. $12,002 48 
. 1,074 36 



$13,076 84 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$32,000; value of investments, $5,458.30. 



BOSTON NURSERY FOR BLIND BABIES, 66 Fort Ave., Roxbury. (Incorpo- 
rated 1901.) 

Report for 3-ear ending October 31, 1906. 

Horace G. Allen, President; Miss B. J. Daniel, Secretary; IMiss 
Isabel Greeley, Treasurer; Miss Jane A. Russell, Superintendent. 

Care and treatment of homeless and neglected blind babies, and 
also of blind babies of working mothers. 

Number aided during year, 23, viz., 11 partly paying, 12 free. Num- 
ber of beds, 30. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 1 man, 5 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


$415 05 


Salaries and wages _ . 


$1,656 70 


Subscriptions and donations 


2,047 01 


Provisions and supphes 


1,607 85 


Bequests .... 


995 11 


Repairs and improvements 


270 48 


On account of persons aided 


444 54 


Rent 


650 00 


Income from investments . 


732 02 


Printing and postage . 


148 75 


From B. B. Aid Society 


650 00 


Telephone, express, etc. 


80 34 


Proceeds of bazaar, etc. 


1,355 00 


Taxes 


78 00 


Miscellaneous 


34 45 


Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


125 71 




$4,617 83 






Investments during 3-ear 


998 33 






Cash on hand 


1,057 02 




$6,673 18 


$6,673 18 



Value of investments, $14,638.48. 



BOSTON PARENTS' EDUCATION ASSOCIATION FOR DEAF CHILDREN, 

Boston. (Incorporated 1896.) 

Munro Chickering, President; Robert H. Hallowell, Secretary and 
Treasurer. 
Aid for deaf children. 
Not yet in operation. 



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29 



BOSTON PILOTS' RELIEF SOCIETY, 41 Lewis Wharf, Boston. (Incorporated 

1866.) 

Report for year ending January 12, 1907. 

Wm. V. Abbott, President; Charles E. Stearns, Secretary; Joseph 
W. Colby, Treasurer. 

To aid needy pilots holding licenses for the port of Boston, their 
widows, and minor children. 

Number aided during year, 17. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 men. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $457 57 

Dues from members . . 126 00 

Income from investments . 9,143 60 

On account of mortgage . 5,909 39 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Pensions to widows and 

pilots 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$300 00 



5,917 
322 


50 
56 


$6,540 06 

8,118 34 

978 16 



$15,636 56 

Value of investments, $153,350.72. 



$15,636 56 



BOSTON PROVIDENT ASSOCIATION, 32 Charity Building, Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1854.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1907. 

Hon. Charles R. Codman, President; William Hedge, Secretary; 
P. T. Jackson, Treasurer; Edward Frothingham, General Agent. 
To relieve the out-door poor, and suppress street beggary. 
Number aided during year, 4,411. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 2 men, 3 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $13,070 78 

Subscriptions and donations 2,266 85 
Bequests . . . . 57,324 43 

Income from investments . 18,643 42 
Investments collected . 22,700 98 



$114,006 46 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $5,857 50 

. 14,446 03 

850 71 

. $21,154 24 
. 65,744 48 
. 27,107 74 

$114,006 46 



Value of investments, $419,000. 



BOSTON SEAMAN'S FRIEND SOCIETY, 287 Hanover St., Boston, and Vine- 
yard Haven. (Incorporated 1829.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1907. 

Rev. Alexander McKenzie, D.D., President; Charles F. Stratton, 
Secretary and Treasurer; Rev. Gilbert B. Cutler, Superintendent. 

Ministering to the spiritual, moral, and temporal wants and needs 
of seamen. 



30 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 1 



Number aided during year, not given. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 14, viz., 10 men, 4 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

Income from investments 
Miscellaneous 



S3,042 39 
7,939 06 
3,450 33 
4,453 65 
1,622 68 



$20,508 11 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


S8,375 18 


SuppUes for chapel and read- 




ing room 


635 49 


Expenses of pubhshing " Sea 




Breeze" 


504 17 


Rent .... 


233 95 


Heating and hghting . 


716 61 


Printing and advertising 


586 19 


Expenses at Vineyard 




Haven .... 


2,445 90 


Expenses at Tarpaulin Cove 


150 00 


Aid to destitute seamen 


194 25 


Miscellaneous 


1,141 27 


Total expenses 


$14,983 01 


Cash on hand . 


5,525 10 




$20,508 11 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$17,575; value of other property, $76,858, viz., investments, $74,858; 
furniture, $2,000. 



THE BOSTON SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF ITALIAN IMMIGRANTS, 

196 Hanover St., Boston. (Incorporated 1903.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Mrs. Charles G. Ames, President; Miss A. E. Wadsworth, Secre- 
tary; Elliot C. Lee, Treasurer. 

To provide an Italian bureau of advice, instruction, and legal 
counsel, and whatever further assistance may be possible for Italian 
immigrants. 

Cash on hand, $242.49. 

Active work temporarily suspended. 



BOSTON SOCIETY OF DECORATIVE ART, 184 Boylston St., Boston. (Incor- 
porated 1882.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1907. 

Mrs. Jacob C. Rogers, President; Mrs. Stephen M. Weld, Secre- 
tary; Boylston A. Beal, Treasurer; Miss Elizabeth M. Smith, Super- 
intendent. 

To raise the standard of art needlework, and provide for the sale of 
contributors' handiwork. 

Number aided during year, 190. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7, viz., 1 man, 6 women. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



31 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 
Sales of articles and mate- 
rials .... 
Sale of bond 
Miscellaneous 



$1,830 53 


765 


25 


1,306 


68 


11,428 


27 


1,000 


00 




86 


$16,331 


59 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 
Paid workers and contribu- 
tors , . . . 
Running expenses 
Rent . . . . 
Materials . . . . 


$3,897 25 

5,317 23 

837 61 

1,975 11 

1,235 47 


Total expenses 
Cash on hand 


$13,262 67 
3,068 92 




$16,331 59 



Value of property, $32,340, viz., investments, $28,740; stock on 
hand (estimated), $3,600. 



BOSTON TRAVELER CHARITABLE SOCIETY, 76 Summer St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1907.) 

Report for year ending October 1, 1907. 

J. H. Fahey, President; Maud A. Nugent, Clerk; C. N. Young, 
Treasurer; Mary A. Lavin, Matron. 

To provide rest and recreation for indigent people, particularly 
mothers and young children, by establishing them in temporary or 
permanent homes in the country, at the seashore, or elsewhere, or by 
providing for them brief excursions and outings; to aid established 
and temporary charities, etc. 

Number aided during year, 5,264. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 2 men, 1 woman. 

Dr. I Cr. 

Subscriptions and donations $4,099 70 Salaries and wages 

Rent of cottage 
Heating and ice 
Printing and postage 
Transportation . 
Cottage maintenance, 

of children, etc. 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$4,099 70 



. $573 


80 


275 


00 


35 


56 


287 


55 


. 1,270 


60 


board 




. 1,356 


91 


64 


34 


. $3,863 


76 


235 


94 



$4,099 70 



BOSTON YOUNG WOMEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION, 40 Berkeley St. and 
68 Warrenton St., Boston. (Incorporated 1867.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

IMrs. i^rabella Howe, President; jNIiss Abbie W. Covel, Recording 
Secretary; Mrs. Alfred L. Darrow, Corresponding Secretary; Miss 
A. B. P. Walley, Treasurer; Miss C. V. Drinkwater, General Super- 
intendent. 

Temporal, moral, and religious welfare of young women who are 
dependent upon their own exertions for support. 



32 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Xumber aided during year, about 10,000, viz., 2,800 paying, 7,200 
partly paying. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 93, viz., 3 men, 90 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $9,558 01 

Subscriptions and donations 2,216 60 

Bequests . . . . 12,091 75 

On account of persons aided 84,627 83 

Income from investments . 8,044 96 

Miscellaneous . . . 4,815 02 



$121,354 17 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
ProAdsions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent 

Special relief 
Printing and postage , 
Interest on mortgages 
Tax on land 
Heating and lighting . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $33,441 


88 


. 42,844 


12 


. 5,206 


32 


. 2,000 


00 


. 1,858 


44 


528 


97 


. 1,945 


00 


702 


78 


. 5,898 


04 


. 4,814 


78 


. $99,240 33 


. 7,000 


00 


. 15,113 


84 



$121,354 17 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
L76,400; value of investments, $161,062. 



THE BOYS' INSTITUTE OF INDUSTRY, 1158 Tremont St., Roxbury. (In 

corporated 1885.) 

Report for year ending June 1, 1907. 

Edward Everett Hale, President; J. Stilman Smith, Secretary; 
Henry F. Miller, Treasurer; J. B. Stewart, Superintendent. 

For street boys and girls, with class rooms for work in many in- 
dustries, club rooms, gymnasium, and library. 

Number aided during year, 1,082, viz., 162 partly paying, 920 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 21, viz., 12 men, 9 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Bond sale .... 
Rent .... 



$113 97 


2,868 


00 


1,000 


00 


48 


15 


488 


46 


1,010 


00 


129 


00 


$5,657 58 1 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Material for classes 
Rent 

Heating and hghting 
Printing and postage 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$3,033 07 
228 75 
990 00 
329 71 
96 87 
340 94 

$5,019 34 
638 24 

$5,657 58 



Value of investments, $8,900. 



BRIGHAM HOSPITAL AND NORTH END DISPENSARY, 26 Charter St., 
Boston. (Incorporated 1888 and 1896.) 

Report for year ending August 31, 1907. 

Percy H. Brigham, M.D., and John P. Moses, Presidents; J. M. 
Hunter, Secretary; Eugene Shurtleff, M.D., Treasurer and Super- 
intendent; INlrs. Florence B. Donovan, Matron. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



33 



Medical and surgical aid to the sick poor of Boston and vicinity. 
Number of cases during year, 5,948, viz., 4,563 partly paying, 1,385 
free. Number of beds, 5. 

Number of paid ojfficers or employees, 6, viz., 2 men, 4 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Miscellaneous 



$338 28 

1,023 50 

974 50 

594 00 



$2,930 28 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supphes 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting , 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $1,192 


10 


805 


30 


340 


31 


50 


00 


116 


05 


26 


50 


61 


27 


. $2,591 


53 


338 


75 



$2,930 28 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
111,000. 

BRITISH CHARITABLE SOCIETY, 5 Park Sq., Boston. (Incorporated 1818.) 

G. H. Windeler, President; Thomas T. Stokes, Secretary; F. J. 
Stark, Treasurer. 

Relief and assistance of needy persons born in the British empire, 
and their immediate descendants. 

No report. 



BROOKE HOUSE, 79 Chandler St., Boston. (Incorporated 1898.) 

Report for year ending August 31, 1907. 

Mrs. Jacob C. Rogers, President; Miss Marianne Paine, Secretary; 
Walter Hunnewell, Treasurer; Miss Sarah E. Gardner, Swperin- 
tendent. 

Home for working girls at moderate cost. 

Number aided during year, 253, all partly paying. Number of 
beds, 63. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 14, viz., 3 men, 11 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $4,222 09 

Subscriptions and donations 1,528 00 

On account of persons aided 22,772 81 

Income from investments . 239 26 



$28,762 16 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and hghting . 
Printing and postage . 
Interest on mortgage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $6,192 

. 14,698 


44 

76 


482 


32 


. 1,548 
58 


09 
25 


600 


00 


157 


35 


. $23,737 
. 5,024 


21 
95 



$28,762 16 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$64,000; value of investments, $4,000. 



34 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



THE BUNKER HILL BOYS' CLUB ASSOCIATION, 10 Wood St. and Boylston 
Chapel, rear 10 Wood St., Charlestown. (Incorporated 1899.) 

Report for year ending August 31, 1907. 

James H. AYhitman, President; Frank S. Mason, Secretary; George 
F. Tufts, Treasurer; INIiss S. Mabel Newell, Acting Superintendent. 

To take boys between eight and sixteen years of age off the streets 
at night, and give them moral, manual, and physical training. No 
distinction as to race, creed, or condition of life. 

Number aided during year, 453, all partly paying. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 3 men, 3 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $480 14 

Subscriptions and donations 4,015 45 

On account of persons aided 202 68 

Miscellaneous . . . 78 38 



S4,776 65 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$1,594 80 


Repairs and improvements 


498 74 


Subscription expense . 


147 75 


Heating and lighting . 


218 49 


Interest, water, etc. . 


149 74 


Printing and postage . 


202 81 


Books and games 


40 88 


Classes 


624 65 


Summer work (including 
excursion camp, trips, anc 






incidentals) . 


814 89 


Miscellaneous 


83 90 


Total expenses 


$4,376 65 


Cash on hand 


400 00 




$4,776 65 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$8,000 (less mortgage, $2,000) ; value of furniture, office fixtures, etc., 
$2,000. 



BURNAP FREE HOME FOR AGED WOMEN, 19 Common St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1901.) 
Report for year ending January 31, 1907. 

J. Converse Gray, President; Miss Mary A. Fitch, Secretary; 
Geo. G. Quincy, Treasurer; Miss Nettie Aldrich, Matron. 
Free home for aged women. 

Number aided during year, 10. Number of beds, 10. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments 



$3,326 33 

1,164 06 

1,000 00 

315 07 



$5,805 46 



Cr, 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Rent 

Heating and Hghting . 
Printing and postage . 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$825 50 


638 


16 


660 


00 


183 


00 


34 


25 


$2,340 91 


3,464 


55 


$5,805 46 



Value of investments, $6,724.82. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



35 



BURRAGE HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION, Bumkin Island, Boston Harbor, Boston. 

(Incorporated 1903.) 

Albert C. Burrage, President; Albert C. Burrage, Jr., Secretary; 
Alice H. Burrage, Treasurer; Bertha Carvell, Matron. 

Establishing and maintaining in the State of Massachusetts a char- 
itable, medical, and surgical hospital for sick and crippled persons, 
etc. 

No report. 



CARNEY HOSPITAL, Old Harbor St., South Boston. (Incorporated 1865.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1906. 

Sister Gonzaga, President, Treasurer, and Sister Superior; Sister 
M. Bernard, Secretary. 

Care of the sick and poor, without regard to creed or nationality, 
— contagious diseases excepted. 

Number aided during year, 2,309, viz., 1,159 paying, 350 partly 
paying, 800 free; also 55,435 out-patients. Number of beds, 143. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 98, viz., 24 men, 74 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . . . . 

On;^^account of persons aided 
Income from rents 
Training school . 
Entertainments . 
Out-patient department 
Optical department 
Miscellaneous 



$1,022 


62 


8,359 


22 


7,652 


00 


39,569 


05 


438 


04 


2,487 


80 


10,882 


48 


4,504 


00 


1,686 


00 


1,397 


00 


$77,998 


21 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Interest and taxes 
Printing and postage . 
Fuel and light . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $13,523 


00 


. 34,106 


00 


. 5,944 


16 


. 8,320 


08 


. 3,756 


02 


. 1,208 


26 


. 6,860 


33 


. 1,686 


47 


. $75,404 32 


. 2,593 


89 



$77,998 21 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$250,000; value of other property, real estate, $5,000. 



CHANNING HOME, 30 McLean St., Boston. (Incorporated 1858.) 
Report for year ending March 31, 1907. 

Samuel A. Green, M.D., President; Algernon Coolidge, Jr., M.D., 
Secretary; James P. Parmenter, Treasurer; Mrs. M. E. P. Fennell, 
Matron. 

Free home for sick, destitute women, especially those suffering from 
chronic and incurable diseases. 

Number aided during year, 43. Number of beds,, 16. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7 women. 



36 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . . . . 

Income from, investments 



$3,043 

30 

2,550 

5,761 


70 
00 
00 
26 


$11,384 


96 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and suppHes 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and hghting . 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $2,592 


36 


. 1,939 


07 


183 


20 


. 1,005 


80 


367 


80 


31 


10 


142 


58 


. $6,261 


91 


. 5,123 


05 


$11,384 96 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$12,300; value of investments, $135,284.64. 



CHARITABLE BURIAL ASSOCIATION, 15 Cooper St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1894.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1906. 

Abraham Moss, President; I. Mendelsohn, Secretary; J. Wolf man. 
Treasurer. 
To pro\dde for the burial of indigent Hebrews. 
Number aided during year, 72, viz., 21 partly paying, 51 free. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $74 26 

Subscriptions and donations 665 00 

Bequests .... 50 00 

On account of persons aided 295 48 



$1,084 74 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Repairs and improvements 
Printing and postage . 
Burial expenses 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$75 


00 


150 


00 


16 


50 


631 


19 


12 


50 


$885 


19 


199 


55 


$1,084 74 



CHARITABLE IRISH SOCIETY, Boston. (Incorporated 1809.) 

Report for year ending March 17, 1907. 

John J. Keenan, President; Jeremiah W. Fogarty, Secretary; 
Thomas F. Taff, Treasurer. 

Temporary assistance to needy Irish immigrants and others. 

Number aided during year, 126. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 2 men, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $9,718 00 

Subscriptions and donations 1,304 00 

Interest on deposits . . 297 42 



$11,319 42 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Rent 

Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$400 


00 


672 


67 


135 


00 


147 


50 


100 


00 


$1,455 


17 


9,864 


25 


$11,319 


42 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



37 



CHARITABLE SURGICAL APPLIANCE SHOP, at Children's Hospital, Hunt- 
ington Ave., Boston. (Incorporated 1902.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1907. 

Robert W. Emmons, 2d, President and Treasurer; Aug. Thorndike, 
M.D., Secretary; Theodore H. Bartol, Foreman. 

The promotion and improvement of the art of making medical and 
surgical appliances and apparatus, and the supplying of such appa- 
ratus to poor persons and others. 

Number aided during year, not stated. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 9, viz., 8 men, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $1,519 46 

From institutions and in- 
dividuals for apparatus . 12,480 66 

Income from investments 

and deposits . . . 276 70 



$14,276 S2 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Supphes, etc. 
Heating, hghting, etc. 
Tools and machinery . 
Repairs and improvements 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $8,090 28 

. 3,139 98 

192 63 


98 


73 


47 


00 


635 


27 


. $12,203 
. 1,000 


89 
00 


. 1,072 


93 



$14,276 82 



Value of property, $7,835, viz. 
machinery, $1,835. 



investments, $6,000; tools and 



CHILDREN'S HEALTH FUND, 31 Exchange St., Boston. (Incorporated 1896.) 

Report for year ending May 31, 1907. 

William E. Litchfield, President; William J. Foley, Secretary; 
George W. Averell, Treasurer and Superintendent. 

To provide homes, also Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, for 
poor and neglected children, send them to the country and seashore 
in summer, provide harbor excursions for them, etc. 

Number aided during year, 2,318. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 1 man, 3 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations 



Cr. 



$39 31 


Salaries and wages 


$216 50 


1,485 46 


Provisions and supphes 


232 16 




Rent .... 


120 00 




Printing and postage . 


49 13 




Board, excursions, car fares, 






Thanksgiving and Christ- 






mas dinners . 
Total expenses 


843 50 




$1,461 29 




Cash on hand . 


63 48 


$1,524 77 


$1,524 77 



38 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 1 



THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, Huntington Ave., Boston. (Incorporated 1869.) 

Report for j-ear ending December 28, 1906. 

Francis W. Hunnewell, President; Francis H. Brown, M.D., Sec- 
retary; Gordon Abbott, Treasurer; Sister Katharine, Superintendent. 

Medical and surgical treatment of children between the ages of two 
and twelve, residents of Boston. 

Number aided during year, 8,212, ^dz., 1,490 in-patients, 6,722 out- 
patients; nearly all free. Number of beds, 100. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 33, \iz., 4 men, 29 women. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 


$2,924 95 


Subscriptions and donations 


4,016 00 


Bequests .... 


62,gl6 00 


On account of persons aided 


12,284 58 


Income from investments 


19,545 76 


Surgical apphance shop re- 




ceipts .... 


3,885 08 


Securities sold or matured . 


15,034 86 


Miscellaneous 


1,534 00 



$122,041 23 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and suppUes 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements . 
Rent of nurses' home 
Surgical apphance shop 

pajonents 

Annmty .... 

Pathological laboratory, 

furniture, heating, hght- 

ing, printing, telephone, 

etc. . . . . 

lyiscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$13,759 71 
15,440 51 

2,861 98 
10,379 06 

3,120 00 

4,903 41 
200 00 



9,365 75 
4,829 84 


$64,860 
39,153 
18,027 


26 
90 
07 



$122,041 23 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$323,547.66; value of other property, S566,572.53. viz., investments, 
$445,842.75; site for new hospital, $120,729.78. 



THE CHILDREN'S MISSION TO THE CHILDREN OF THE DESTITUTE IN 
THE CITY OF BOSTON, 277 Tremont St., Boston. (Incorporated 1864.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1907. 

Henry M. ^YilHams, President; Rev. Christopher R. Ehot, Secre- 
tary; Henry ^Pickering, Treasurer; Parker B. Field, Superintendent. 

To help all needy children for whom application may be made by 
ad%dsing and guiding them at home, by securing adequate assistance 
along special lines, by placing them for shorter or longer periods in 
private families carefully selected and supervised, and by finding suit- 
able homes for their adoption. 

Number aided during year, 334 (admitted to Home, 144; placed in 
families, 190), \dz., 76 paying, 88 partly paying, 170 free. Also 620 
children aided by advice, etc. Number of beds, 52. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 14, viz., 1 man, 13 women. 



Part II.] CHAKITABLE COKPORATIONS. 



39 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Sale of securities 



Cr. 



$2,237 


00 


Salaries and wages 


$10,600 14 


3,456 


78 


Provisions and supplies 


1,981 87 


11,250 


00 


Drugs and medicines, and 


5,118 


36 


medical service 


438 84 


18,076 


60 


Repairs and improvements 


226 07 


3,534 


94 


Heating and hghting . 


749 63 






Printing and postage . 


1,088 00 






Board of children 


9,521 70 






Travel, etc. 


714 01 






Shoes and clothing 


2,118 92 






Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


305 31 




$27,744 49 






Investments during year 


14,248 80 






Cash on hand 


1,680 39 


$43,673 


68 


$43,673 68 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$129,000; value of other property, $330,686, viz., investments, $328,- 
686; furniture, $2,000. 



THE CHILDREN'S PROGRESSIVE LYCEUM ASSOCIATION NO. 1 OF BOSTON, 

200 Huntington Ave., Boston. (Incorporated 1899.) 

Report for year ending May 31, 1907. 

Mrs. M. J. Butler, President; Geo. A. Geuthner, Secretary; H. C. 
Berry, Treasurer and Superintendent. 

Religious and charitable work in the interests of spiritualism, in- 
cluding teaching of children and assistance for the needy with food, 
clothing, and money. 

Number aided during year, 23. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations 



$61 64 
292 17 



$353 81 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Rent 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$56 00 

62 66 

190 00 



$308 66 
45 15 

$353 81 



CHURCH HOME FOR ORPHAN AND DESTITUTE CHILDREN, Broadway, 
N and Fourth Sts., South Boston. (Incorporated 1858.) 

Report for year ending October 7, 1906. 

Rt. Rev. William Lawrence, D.D., President; Rev. R. H. Howe, 
D.D., Secretary; George H. Richards, Treasurer; Miss Anna Hauser, 
Matron. 

To provide a home, education, and moral and religious training for 
orphan and destitute children, in accordance with the usages of the 
Protestant Episcopal Church. 



40 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



Number aided during year, 114. Number of beds, 76. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 10, viz., 1 man, 9 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $1,942 11 

Subscriptions and donations 4,101 29 

On account of persons aided 397 50 

Income from investments . 8,296 88 

Investments sold . . 25,354 43 

Miscellaneous . . . 138 67 



$40,230 88 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Board, clothing, and care of 

children in families 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Visitors' expenses 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $3,019 


50 


. 5,843 


98 


984 


00 


. 3,458 


49 


958 


50 


106 


75 


627 


67 


952 


45 


. $15,951 


34 


. 23,145 


00 


. 1,134 


54 



$40,230 88 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$57,000; value of investments, $185,541.24. 

CITY MISSIONARY SOCIETY, 14 Beacon St., Boston. (Incorporated 1820.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Richard H. Stearns, President; Rev. D. W. Waldron, Secretary and 
Superintendent; Samuel F. Wilkins, Treasurer. 

Religious and benevolent work; including home at Eliot, Me., open 
in summer for poor mothers and children, and maintained at the ex- 
pense of "Fresh Air Fund." 

Number aided during year, 1,519 families; also a day's vacation 
or a visit to the country for 9,715 persons. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 23, viz., 2 men, 21 women. 



•Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $3,468 25 

Subscriptions and donations 40,282 92 

Bequests .... 9,963 20 

Income from investments . 4,471 42 



$58,185 79 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent 

Temporary rehef of poor 
Thanksgiving and Christ' 

mas charities . 
Fresh Air Fund 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $15,012 
. 1,695 


04 
21 


580 


00 


. 6,504 


22 


. 6,771 


38 


. 12,881 
. 2,258 


28 
30 


. $45,702 43 
. 9,805 14 


. 2,678 


22 



$58,185 79 



Value of investments, $110,000. 



THE COLUMBUS DAY NURSERY OF SOUTH BOSTON, Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1907.) 

David W. Creed, President; Edward J. Rooney, Treasurer. 
Providing a home during the day time for the children of working 
people, and for other charitable objects. 
First year not completed. 



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41 



CONFERENCE OF BAPTIST MINISTERS IN MASSACHUSETTS, Room 505, 
Tremont Temple, Boston. (Incorporated 1862.) 

Report for year ending October 2, 1907. 

Frank W. Padelford, President; Joseph E. Perry, Ph.D., Secre- 
tary; Francis I. Hazlewood, Treasurer. 
To aid needy and aged Baptist ministers. 
Number aided during year, 16. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 4 men. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments 
Securities sold 
Miscellaneous 



$3,266 06 


514 


05 


17,333 


33 


9,729 


64 


1,500 


00 


54 


96 


$32,398 04 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


. $390 00 


Rent . . . 


100 00 


Heating and hghting . 


5 00 


Printing and postage . 


60 00 


Beneficiaries 


. 3,038 00 


Miscellaneous 


373 03 


Total expenses 


. $3,966 03 


Investments during year 


. 26,209 17 


Cash on hand . 


. 2,222 84 




$32,398 04 



Value of investments, $240,672.40. 

CULLIS CONSUMPTIVES' HOME, 560 Blue Hill Ave., Dorchester. (Incorpo- 
rated 1871.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1907. 

Hon. Elbridge Torrey, President; Mrs. Marie C. Mallory, Secre- 
tary; Rev. E. D. Mallory, Treasurer; Mrs. C. M. Torrey, Matron. 

Care of needy consumptives in the last stages of the disease, with- 
out reference to age, sex, color, nationality, or creed; Boston patients 
preferred. 

Number aided during year, 109. Number of beds, 40. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 21, viz., 5 men, 16 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 

Bequests . 

Incorae from investments 

Loans 

Ladies' auxiliary 

Rebate on water tax . 



$82 18 
2,349 92 
8,810 70 

708 52 
3,615 00 

945 04 

156 00 



$16,667 36 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Interest and loans paid 
Heating and hghting . 
Printing, postage, and tele 

phone 
Blacksmith, hay and grain 
Water tax 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $5,094 24 

. 6,985 64 

539 08 


. 1,463 


58 


. 1,833 


12 


108 


40 


159 


65 


195 


00 


169 


06 


. $16,547 
119 


77 
59 



$16,667 36 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$185,399; value of investments, $14,666.20. 



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DAHLGREN MEMORIAL HALL ASSOCIATION, E St., South Boston. (In- 
corporated 1886.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

J. Payson Bradley, President; Arthur Neilson, Secretary; Benjamin 
F. Drown, Treasurer. 

To assist indigent and destitute soldiers and sailors of the War of 
the Rebellion and their widows and orphan children. 

Number aided during year, 32. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 men. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 
Interest on deposits 
Income from rents 



$768 12 

26 20 

2,068 10 



$2,862 42 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . $750 00 

Relief given . . -. 100 00 

Repairs and improvements . 292 19 

Interest .... 250 00 

Fuel and hghts . . . 567 00 

Total expenses . . $1,959 19 

Cash on hand . . . 903 23 

$2,862 42 



Value of property owned and partly occupied for corporate purposes, 
$10,600. 



DEVENS BENEVOLENT SOCIETY, UniversaHst Church, Church Court, Charles- 
town. (Incorporated 1856.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1907. 

Mrs. Mary J. Day, President; Mrs. Elizabeth G. Hooper, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. Elizabeth H. Brown, Treasurer. 

The promotion of charitable and benevolent objects in the city of 
Charlestown. 

Number aided during year, 45. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Income from investments 



• $4 34 
453 98 



$458 32 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Rent 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$15 00 
303 65 
100 00 



$418 65 
39 67 

$458 32 



Value of investments, $6,100. 



DORCHESTER RELIEF SOCIETY, 204 Adams St., Dorchester. (Incorporated 

1904.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1907. 

Richard C. Humphreys, President; Mrs. Sarah F. K. Nash, Secre- 
tary; Clarence B. Humphreys, Treasurer; Miss H. Eugenia Bruce, 
Agent. 



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43 



Relief of the poor of Dorchester, regardless of race, creed, color, etc. 
Number aided during year, not definitely stated. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $447 75 

Subscriptions and donations 2,304 45 

Income from investments . 116 32 



$2,868 52 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Pro\'isions and supphes 
Rent and care of rooms 
Printing and postage . 
Dorchester Dispensary- 
District nurse 
Associated charities . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $406 


67 


. 1,114 


71 


123 


20 


155 


42 


144 


27 


564 


50 


180 


20 


95 


13 


. $2,784 


10 


84 42 



$2,868 52 



Value of investments, $2,621.46. 



DOROTHEA DIX HALL ASSOCIATION, 748 Columbus Ave., Boston. (Incor- 
porated 1904.) 

Report for year ending October 1, 1907. 

Rev. Wm. Harman van Allen, President; Thomas F. Reddy, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. Alice L. Glover, Treasurer; Mrs. Annie V. Sharp, General 
Manager. 

To care for and educate the children of actors, stage children, and 
others approved by the Board of Management. Children must be 
mentally and physically sound, and between the ages of four and 
fifteen years. No limitations of sex, creed, or nationality. Rate of 
payment, from $1 to S3 per week. 

Number aided during year, 32, viz., 12 paying, 16 partly paying, 4 
free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Entertainments . 
School fees 
Membership fees 
Miscellaneous 



$598 39 

563 92 

1,735 50 

761 61 

216 50 

94 00 

4 60 



$3,974 52 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Pro^dsions and supphes 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent . . 

Heating and lighting . 
Printing, postage, and tele- 
phone . 
School supplies . 
Laundry . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $491 


87 


. 1,522 


25 


350 


20 


675 


00 


173 


16 


42 


62 


58 


22 


72 


78 


94 


38 


. $3,480 


48 


494 


04 



«3,974 52 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$3,500; value of furniture, etc., $1,000. 



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EAST BOSTON LADIES' GMILATH CHASED SEL EMETH ASSOCIATION, 

corner Grove and Paris Sts., East Boston. (Incorporated 1907.) 

Flora Swio-, President; Bessie Goldstein, Treasurer. 
To give free burial to dead members of poor families, and to defray 
all other funeral expenses of the poor. 
No report. 



ELIZABETH PEABODY HOUSE ASSOCIATION, 87-89 Poplar St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1896.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Rev. Charles G. Ames, President; jVIiss Alice A. Burditt, Secretary; 
Edward J. Holmes, Treasurer; Mrs. Robert K. Rogers, Assistant 
Treasurer; IVIiss Caroline F. Brown, Superintendent. 

Educational and social work in the immediate neighborhood, with- 
out regard to age, sex, color, nationality, or creed. 

Number aided during year, 1,100. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 9, viz., 1 man, 8 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand ., . . $2,614 45 

Subscriptions and donations 5,245 05 
Income from investments 

and deposits . . . 151 75 

Residents' board, etc. . 1,452 80 



$9,464 05 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supphes 
Rent and taxes . 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing, postage, telephone, 

and stationery- 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $2,878 
. 1,266 


60 
38 


. 1,415 


92 


87 


16 


398 


21 


'. 209 


10 


345 


44 


. $6,600 81 
. 1,027 92 
. 1,835 32 



$9,464 05 



Value of investments, $2,810. 



fiLLEN M. GIFFORD SHELTERING HOME CORPORATION, Appleton Road, 
Brighton. (Incorporated 1888.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1907. 

Josephine MacC. Shaw, President; Herbert B. Gushing, Treasurer; 
Albert H. Perkins, Superintendent. 

Care of stray and abandoned animals. 
Number cared for during year, 1,118. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 2 men. 



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45 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 



$275 01 

1 00 

5,804 00 



$6,080 01 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Pro\dsions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and hghting . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $1,074 

. 1,429 

118 


12 
32 
17 


91 


50 


90 


79 


. $2,803 
. 2,219 
. 1,056 


90 
86 
25 



$6,080 01 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$21,100; value of investments, $104,176.25. 



ELLIS MEMORIAL AND ELDREDGE HOME, 12 Carver St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1900.) 

Report for year ending May 31, 1907. 

Miss Louise B. Graves, President; Mrs. T. Russell Sullivan, Secre- 
tary; Francis L. Coolidge, Treasurer. 

For the improvement and entertainment of certain poor children. 

Number aided during year, 400. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 3 men, 3 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $706 64 

Subscriptions and donations 3,674 66 



$4,381 30 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supphes 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and hghting . 
Printing and postage . 
Interest on mortgage . 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $1,358 89 


617 


95 


123 


09 


324 


31 


86 


37 


200 


00 


. $2,710 61 


. 1,670 


69 



$4,381 30 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 

$20,700. 



THE EMPIRE THEATRICAL CHARITABLE AND BENEVOLENT SOCIETY, 
Boston. (Incorporated 1907.) 

Thomas F. Meagher, President; Daniel J. Murphy, Treasurer. 

Mutual advancement and protection, and to provide funds for the 
care of sick or indigent members ; to promote and hold lectures, sacred 
and secular concerts, and other public entertainments for the benefit 
of the society; and generally to do all things necessary or expedient 
for the mental or physical welfare of the members, or for any other 
member of the theatrical or musical profession. 

No report. 



46 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



THE EPISCOPAL CITY MISSION, 1 Joy St., Boston. (Incorporated 1843.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1907. 

Rt. Rev. William Lawrence, D.D., Bishop of Massachusetts, Presi- 
dent; Chas. H. Baldwin, Secretary; George S. Self ridge. Treasurer; 
Rev. Frederick B. Allen, Superintendent. 

To search out the religious needs of the city of Boston, and conduct 
missionary work mthin its hmits. 

Number aided during year, not stated. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 70, viz., 25 men, 45 women. 



Dr. 

Cash, on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

Income from investments 
Towards cost of rectories 
Gifts for new building 
Sales of real estate 
Sales of bonds . 



$4,744 87 
40,190 79 
3,218 92 
1,046 88 
1,000 00 
7,660 00 
500 00 
5,922 92 



$64,284 38 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supphes 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent 

Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage , 
Interest on mortgage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $25,032 86 

. 1,888 17 

. 2,521 38 

510 00 


. 2,342 


29 


. 1,492 
720 


36 
00 


. 4,758 


59 


. $39,265 
. 18,220 


65 
10 


. 6,798 


63 



$64,284 38 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$236,800; value of investments, $22,300. 



THE EVANGELISTIC ASSOCIATION OF NEW ENGLAND, 519 Tremont 
Temple, Boston. (Incorporated 1889.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Thomas Wood, President; Rev. C. L. Page, Recording Secretary; 
S. M. Sayfofd, Treasurer and General Secretary. 

To promote evangelical interests by securing for churches and com- 
munities evangelists, gospel soloists, pulpit supplies; also by conduct- 
ing special evangelistic meetings, and by providing for daily visitation 
of the hospitals of Boston and vicinity. 

Number aided during year, 70. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 5 men, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $222 82 

Subscriptions and donations 8,840 61 

Earnings of secretaries . 1,019 39 

Bequests . . . .2,734 23 

Miscellaneous . . . 817 78 



$13,634 83 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Rent 

Hospital visitation work 
Bible class work 
Field and small towns work 
Printing and literature 
Notes payable . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $4,480 


61 


600 


00 


. 2,193 


72 


429 


00 


. 1,525 


00 


315 


35 


. 1,500 


00 


. 1,174 


78 


. $12,218 


46 


. 1,416 


37 



$13,634 83 



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47 



FAITH AND HOPE ASSOCIATION, 504 Huntington Chambers, Boston. (In- 
corporated 1896.) 

Mrs. M. C. Kirby, President; Miss Anna B. Tubbs, Secretary; Miss 
Emma E. Ware, Treasurer. 

To visit the sick and suffering in homes and hospitals, to provide 
food and clothing for needy cases, to supply magazines, flowers, etc., 
to treat persons addicted to morphine and liquor habits, to secure 
homes for destitute children, etc. 

Not in active operation. 



FATHERS' AND MOTHERS' CLUB, 3 Joy St., Boston. (Incorporated 1906.) 

Report for year ending May 1, 1907. 

Mary P. Rice, President; Mrs. C. C. Bailey, Secretary; Mrs. E. C. 
Benton, Treasurer. 

Summer outing work for poor and neglected children, and establish- 
ing trained nurses in public schools of Boston. 

Number aided during year, 100. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations 







Cr. 




$339 


01 


Salaries and wages _ : 


$675 00 


1,162 


86 


Provisions and supplies 


339 13 






Rent .... 


100 00 






Printing, postage, and sta- 








tionery .... 


120 97 






Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


47 67 




$1,282 77 






Cash on hand . 


219 10 


$1,501 


87 


$1,501 87 



THE FAULKNER HOSPITAL CORPORATION, Centre St., Ward 23, Boston. 

(Incorporated 1900.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1906. 

Andrew J. Peters, President; Miss Emily G. Denny, Secretary; 
Alfred Bowditch, Treasurer; Miss Alice K. Ruggles, Superintendent. 

For general hospital purposes. 

Number aided during year, 340, viz., 214 paying, 30 partly paying, 
96 free. Number of beds, 30. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 26, viz., 3 men, 23 women. 



48 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Sales of investments . 



$1,910 


26 


6,000 


00 


11,486 


34 


7,815 


33 


2,576 


00 


$29,787 


93 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Drugs and medicines . 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Fuel and lights . 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $7,253 


28 


739 


25 


. 8,260 


02 


. 1,609 


86 


. 2,737 


02 


150 


55 


. 2,513 


83 


. $23,263 


81 


. 6,524 


12 



$29,787 93 



Value of property OAvned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$138,278.95; value of investments, $133,974. 



FEDERATED BOYS' CLUBS, 35 Congress St., Boston. (Incorporated 1906.) 

Report for year ending February 15, 1907. 

Jacob A. Riis, President; George N. Putnam, Secretary; Frank A. 
Day, Treasurer. 

To associate individuals and clubs in order to promote the work of 
boys' clubs, and to further the formation of new clubs where needed; 
to receive and disburse funds, and to hold property for the purpose of 
such work. 

Number aided during year, not stated. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Subscriptions and donations 
Loan .... 



$515 05 
250 00 



$765 05 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Printing, postage, and office 

supplies 
Field work 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$181 33 

230 39 
295 50 

$707 22 
57 83 

$765 05 



FEDERATION OF JEWISH ORGANIZATIONS OF MASSACHUSETTS, 
1 Causeway St., Boston. (Incorporated 1906.) 

Max Mitchell, President; Bernard Davis, Treasurer. 

(1) Establishing close relations between all Jewish organizations of 
Massachusetts, for the purpose of enabling them to work in unison on 
all matters pertaining to their welfare; (2) to strive for the better- 
ment of the physical, intellectual, and social condition of the Jewish 
people of Massachusetts; (3) to assist and promote all Jewish chari- 
ties in Massachusetts, and to support the Federation of Jewish Chari- 
ties in the work of uniting with the charities of Boston. 

No report. 



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49 



FIRST SPIRITUALIST LADIES' AID SOCIETY, 9 Appleton St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1882.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1907. 

Mrs. Mattie E. A. Allbe, President; Mrs. Annie J. Haynes, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. Nina G. Pierce, Treasurer. 

To assist worthy spiritualists in need, and some others. 
Number aided during year, 184. 



Dr. 



$459 52 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
Membership fees 
Entertainments and sales 


$124 11 

5 00 

33 89 

98 00 

198 52 


Rent . . . . 
Charity . . , . 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand . 


$170 GO 
54 83 


$224 83 
125 00 
109 69 



$459 52 



Value of property, $1,175.80, viz., investments, $1,025.80; furniture, 
etc., $150. 



THE FRAGMENT SOCIETY, Boston. (Incorporated 1816.) 
Report for year ending October 31, 1906. 

Mrs. John L. Bremer, President; Mrs. Richard J. Monks, Secre- 
tary; Miss Annie A. Hough, Treasurer. 

To supply clothing to needy women and children. 
Number aided during year, over 1,000. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 



$3,162 93 

158 00 

4,238 89 



$7,559 82 



Supplies 



Cr. 



Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$1,805 


80 


$1,805 
1,017 
4,736 


80 
91 
11 



$7,559 82 



Value of investments, $16,579.99. 



FRANCES E. WILLARD SETTLEMENT, 38-46 Chambers St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1903.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1906. 

Caroline M. Caswell, President and Superintendent; NelHe F. Hill, 
Secretary; Nellie E. Cook, Treasurer. 

To provide homes for young women working for wages, or receiving 
low salaries, or needing temporary aid; to assist strangers; to main- 
tain a settlement home, etc. 



50 



STATE BOAKD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



Number aided during year, 1,141, viz., 56 paying, 6 partly paying, 
1,079 free. Number of beds, 16. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 10, viz., 2 men, 8 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $128 99 

Subscriptions and donations 4,994 43 

On account of persons aided 2,025 56 

Income from investments . 80 00 

Sales and entertainments . 297 14 

Miscellaneous . . . 114 89 



$7,641 01 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent 

Laundry . 
Heating and lighting 
Printing and postage 
Clubs and classes 
Furnishings 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $2,963 


53 


. 1,236 


36 


325 


88 


. 1,540 


00 


302 


74 


288 


11 


242 


49 


202 


26 


105 


46 


153 


65 


$7,360 48 


280 


53 



$7,641 01 



Value of investments, $2,000. 



THE FRANCISCAN MONASTERY OF SAINT CLARE, 38 Bennet St., Boston. 

(Incorporated 1906.) 

Report for year ending October 14, 1907. 

Catherine Burns, President; Mary Shields, Clerk; Harriet McPyke, 
Treasurer; Catherine Burns, Mother Abbess. 
Benevolence and charity, prayer, and other good works. 
Number aided during year, not definitely stated. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 



Donations 
Industries 



$2,500 00 
2,000 00 



$4,500 00 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Water rates 
Insurance . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $1,639 
750 


00 
00 


400 


00 


10 


00 


48 


00 


614 


80 


180 


00 


. $3,641 

858 


80 
20 



$4,500 00 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$56,000; value of furniture, $1,000. 



THE FRANKLIN SQUARE HOUSE, 7 and 9 East Newton St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1901.) 

Report for year ending February 28, 1907. 

George L. Perin, President; J. Porter Russell, Secretary; William 
B. Dennison, Treasurer; Mrs. Alice Gray Teele, Superintendent. 
To furnish a home for working girls and student girls, free from 



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51 



the moral dangers and physical discomforts incident to the common 
lodging-house. 

Number aided during year, not definitely stated. Number of beds, 
412. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 71, viz., 15 men, 56 women. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 


. $10,974 33 


Salaries and wages 


$34,885 30 


Subscriptions and donations 53,739 97 


Provisions and supplies 


42,965 85 


Bequests . 


500 00 


Repairs and improvements 


9,121 87 


On account of persons 


aided 94,633 62 


Heating and lighting . 


7,165 87 


Charity fair 


. 1,181 88 


Advertising 


300 02 


Interest, etc. 


500 85 


Notes paid 


50,000 00 


Post-office department 


102 49 


Interest 


8,035 39 


Miscellaneous 


. 2,747 98 


Insurance . 


718 92 






Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


3,525 05 




$156,718 27 






Investments during year 


500 00 






Cash on hand . 


7,162 85 




$164,381 12 


$164,381 12 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$216,356.36; value of investments, $500. 



THE FREDERICK E. WEBER CHARITIES CORPORATION, 53 State St., 
Boston. (Incorporated 1902.) 

Report for year ending July 18, 1907. 

John D. Bryant, President; Arthur L. Howard, Clerk and Treasurer. 

Administering the fund received under the wdll of Frederick E. 
Weber, and applying the same as directed in the will, ^dz., to certain 
objects and purposes of benevolence or charity, public or private, 
including educational or charitable institutions, and the relief of indi- 
vidual need, regardless of nationality or color. 

Number aided during year, 35, viz., 27 individuals, 8 corporations. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 men. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Income from investments 

Sale of securities 



$4,256 80 

15,257 25 

118,324 79 



$137,838 84 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Applied for educational pur- 
poses and toward reUef of 
individual need 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$2,000 00 



4,476 
48 


54 
06 


$6,524 60 

121,623 00 

9,691 24 



$137,838 84 



Value of investments, $360,496.33. 



52 



statp: board of charity, [p. d. 17. 



THE FREE HOME FOR CONSUMPTIVES IN THE CITY OF BOSTON, 428 
Quincy St., Dorchester. (Incorporated 1892.) 

IMiss Elizabeth A. Power, President; Miss Anna A. Rooney, Sec- 
retary; Adelphine R. Kohler, Treasurer; Mary A. Crowley, Matron. 
Home for poor consumptives, without regard to creed or color. 
No report. 



FRENCH WOMEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION, 212 West Newton St., Bos- 
ton. (Incorporated 1902.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1907. 

Rev. Dr. J. Coit, President; Mrs. W. A. Carter, Secretary; Marcel 
L. Orleans, Treasurer; Miss Titu Querne, Superintendent. 

To aid young women of French birth, of sixteen years old and up- 
wards, by providing them with a home and assisting them to secure 
work. 

Number aided during year, 175, all paying. Number of beds, 14. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Sales . . . . 

Miscellaneous . . . 



$25 32 

368 75 

2,095 46 

477 34 

15 00 



$2,981 87 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Provisions and supplies 

Repairs and improvements 

Rent 

Heating and Ughting . 

Printing and postage . 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$441 


23 


. 1,208 


45 


26 


88 


780 


00 


236 


47 


44 


31 


30 


82 


. $2,768 


16 


213 


71 



$2,981 87 



Value of furniture, 



GERMAN AID SOCIETY OF BOSTON AND VICINITY, 39 Charity Building, 
Chardon St., Boston. (Incorporated 1848.) 

Report for year ending January 10, 1907. 

C. W. Holtzer, President; O. Schmidt, Recording Secretary; W. G. 
Seyter, Finance Secretary; Sebastian Gahm, Treasurer; J. A. Weig- 
mann, Agent. 

To aid German immigrants to procure employment, and provide 
temporary support for them; also to aid poor German residents in 
Boston and vicinity. 

Number aided during year, 113 individuals and 127 famihes. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



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53 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $195 46 

Subscriptions and donations 827 00 

Bequests . . . . 200 00 

Income from investments . 1,121 99 

Drawn from savings bank . 242 11 



$2,586 56 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supphes 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Funeral expenses 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $500 00 


. 1,521 
29 


66 
27 


15 


24 


35 


00 


71 


60 


. $2,172 
106 


77 
25 


307 54 



$2,586 56 



Value of investments, $32,505.57. 



GERMAN LADIES' AID SOCIETY OF BOSTON, Middlesex St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1833.) 

Report for year ending September 26, 1907. 

Amalia Wagner, President; Jacobine Schriftgierrer, Secretary; Mrs. 
Louise Klitske, Treasurer. 

To assist indigent Germans, and establish a home for the aged if 
possible. 

Number aided during year, not definitely stated. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 
Income from investments 
Drawn from banks 
Membership dues 
Entertainments , 


$413 21 

138 97 

249 00 

469 76 

19 00 


Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supphes 
Shoes and underwear . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 


$20 00 
546 69 
300 66 
179 91 




. $1,047 26 

220 75 

21 93 




$1,289 94 


$1,289 94 



Value of investments, $12,858.52. 



THE GUILD OF ST. ELIZABETH, 59 East Springfield St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1901.) 

Mrs. Warren M. Hill, President; Miss Mary Boyle O'Reilly, Sec- 
retary; Miss Margaret Carey, Treasurer; Miss Mary Mullroney, 
Matron. 

Benevolent work among the children of the poor of all nationalities 
and creeds, including day nursery. 

No report. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17, 



THE GWYNNE TEMPORARY HOME FOR CHILDREN, 46 and 48 Worces- 
ter St., Boston. (Incorporated 1888.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

John D. Williams, President; Ezra H. Baker, Clerk; William Faxon, 
Jr., Treasurer; Miss Florence C. Pearson, Matron. 

To support and care for destitute children until more permanent 
provision can be made for them. 

Number aided during year, 246. Number of beds, 50. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 8 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests , . . . 

Income from investments 
Investments paid off . 
Miscellaneous 



$5,041 


53 


471 


89 


1,000 


00 


8,690 


35 


27,018 


40 


9 


30 


$42,231 


47 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and Hghting . 
Printing and postage . 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $2,448 83 

. 4,218 13 

411 95 


471 


93 


50 


25 


. $7,601 
. 17,225 
. 17,405 


09 
34 
04 



$42,231 47 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$24,000; value of other property, $154,870.98, viz., investments, 
$153,870.98; furniture, $1,000. 



HAHNEMANN HOSPITAL, Boston. (Incorporated 1892.) 

Samuel A. Kimball, President; Sumner Robinson, Secretary and 
Treasurer. 

For the treatment of medical and surgical cases, in accordance vdth 
the Hahnemann principles of homoeopathy. 

Not yet opened. 

Value of investments, $23,145.24. 



HALE HOUSE ASSOCIATION, 6 and 8 Garland St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1897.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1907. 

Henry B. Sawyer, President; John H. Oakes, Secretary; Henry A. 
Gordon, Treasurer; Harry Blake Taplin, Head Resident. 

To foster a spirit of individual independence and neighborhood 
cooperation; a social settlement. 

Number aided during year, 500, all partly paying. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 9, viz., 4 men, 5 women. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



55 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On accoiint of persons aided 
Income from investments 
and deposits . 

Sale 

Miscellaneous 



S356 38 

5,341 00 

32 00 

87 24 

19 61 

172 00 



$6,008 23 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$3,242 05 


Provisions and supphes 


310 97 


Repairs and improvements . 


21 78 


Rent, water, interest on 




mortgage, insurance 


915 00 


Heating and lighting . 


164 86 


Printing and postage . 


243 00 


Clubs, classes, telephone. 




laimdry, house furnish- 




ings, etc. 


575 28 


Total expenses 


$5,472 94 


Cash on hand 


535 29 




$6,008 23 



Value of investments, $2,000. 



HARRIET TUBMAN HOUSE, INC., 37 Holyoke St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1906.) 

Report for year ending November 1, 1906. 

Mrs. Julia O. Hendon, President; Mrs. Annie W. Young, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. Cornelia Robinson, Treasurer and Matron. 

For the benefit of self-supporting working girls; the central idea is 
to have a pleasant lodging-house in a nice neighborhood, in which 
the comforts of a home could be enjoyed by working girls at the lowest 
possible cost. 

Number aided during year, 52, viz., 50 paying, 2 partly paying. 
Number of beds, 12. 

Number of paid oflScers or employees, 2, viz., 1 man, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations $66 35 

Entertainments, etc. . . 131 92 

Rent of rooms ... 719 86 



$918 13 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages , . $112 00 

Rent .... 540 00 

Fuel, printing, material for 

house work, and gas . 266 13 



Total expenses 



S918 13 



Value of household goods, $575. 



HEALTH AND PHYSICAL CULTURE CLUB OF BOSTON, Boston. 

rated 1903.) 



(Incorpo- 



Joseph A. Walsh, President; Fred J. Milhken, Treasurer. 

Encouragement of physical culture and all manly sports and ath- 
letic exercises, and for the purpose of affording to the needy and sick 
opportunities for baths and exercises. 

No report. 



56 



STATE BOAED OF CHAEITY. [P. D. 17. 



THE HEBREW IMMIGRANT AID SOCIETY, 3 Jerusalem Place, Boston. (In- 
corporated 1904.) 

Report for year ending May 4, 1907. 

Samuel Kabatznick, President; James H. Stone, Secretary; David 
Rogers, Treasurer. 

To aid Hebrew immigrants, and particularly detained immigrants, 
by looking up their relatives and sending them to their right destina- 
tion. 

Number aided during year, 428. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 men. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Ball . . . . 

Miscellaneous 



S37 09 

1,182 23 

359 00 

5 06 



$1,583 38 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Rent 

Heating and lighting 

Printing and postage 

Telephone service 

Office expenses . 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $830 82 


105 


00 


17 


05 


124 


37 


48 


67 


27 


56 


27 


82 


. $1,181 


29 


402 


09 



$1,583 38 



HEBREW INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL, 80 Charles St., Boston. (Incorporated 1902.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Louis Hecht, Jr., President; Miss Golde B amber, Secretary and 
Superintendent; Mrs. Lina Frank Hecht, Treasurer. 

Industrial education of women and children. Americanization and 
moral training of children of immigrants. Instruction is given free to 
any worthy pupil, of whatever creed or nationality. 

Number aided during year, 250. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 10, viz., 1 man, 9 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 

Baron de Hirsch fund 

Income from investments 

Rent 

Fair .... 

Sales at school . 



$1,653 


40 


3,117 


50 


375 


00 


260 


88 


450 


00 


3,200 


88 


34 


35 


$9,092 01 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 

Rent 

Running expenses 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$2,319 85 

900 00 

1,164 73 

274 60 

$4,659 18 
4,432 83 

$9,092 01 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$12,000; value of investments, $6,203.17. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPOEATIO^^S. 



57 



HEBREW MOSHEV ZEKANIM ASSOCIATION, 21 Queen St., Dorchester. (In- 
corporated 1903.) 

Report for year ending August 31, 1907. 

Albert Titlebaum, President; Harris Koritz, Secretary and Superin- 
tendent; Dora Ruff, Treasurer. 

Establishing and maintaining a home for the care of old and indigent 
Jewish men and women of Boston and vicinity. 

Number aided during year, 41, partly paying and free. Number 
of beds, 41. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, \az., 2 men, 3 women. 

Dr, 



Cash on hand . . . $1,164 21 

Subscriptions and donations 9,238 50 

On account of persons aided 835 00 

Entertainments . . . 2,438 27 

Miscellaneous . . . 603 94 



$14,279 92 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and hghting 
Printing and postage 
Paid on btiilding and land 

purchased 
IMiscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $1,614 57 
. 2,261 24 


580 


14 


410 


78 


307 


44 


. 3,000 
. 1,592 


00 
05 


. $9,766 
. 4,513 


22 
70 



$14,279 92 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$14,000; value of furniture, etc., $3,000. 



HEBREW WOMEN'S SEWING SOCIETY, 80 Charles St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1894.) 

Report for year ending May 7, 1907. 

Mrs. Jacob H. Hecht, President; Mrs. Charles Weil, Mrs. A. Spitz, 
Mrs. M. Isaac, Vice-Presidents ; Mrs. E. Feibelman, Secretary; Mrs. 
J. M. Herman, Financial Secretary; Mrs. Daniel Frank, Treasurer; 
Max Mitchell, Superintendent. 

To clothe and befriend the Jewish poor, and give recreation to poor 
children of the Jewish faith. 

Number aided during year, 1,869. 

Number of paid officers or emiployees, 7, viz., 1 man, 6 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 
Federation of Jewish Chari- 
ties .... 
Country week collections, 
etc. .... 
Miscellaneous 



$202 70 

1,167 00 

383 89 

3,750 00 

1,446 92 
19 80 



$6,970 31 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Country week 

Clothing, blankets, and shoes 
Rent 

Printing and postage . 
District nurse 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $371 


75 


. 1,308 


34 


s 3,598 


04 


450 


00 


60 


01 


300 


00 


629 


60 


. $6,717 


74 


252 


57 



$6,970 31 



Value of investments, $9,783.91. 



58 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. TP. D. 17. 



HELEN WELD HOUSE ASSOCIATION, 23 Carolina Ave., Jamaica Plain. (In- 
corporated 1902.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1906. 

^Irs. Harold C. Ernst, President; ]Miss Cornelia Bow ditch, Secre- 
tary; ^Irs. Arthur N. Broughton, Treasurer; Miss A. N. Tenny, 
Suj)erintendent. 

A neighborhood centre; to maintain clubs of boys, girls, and adults 
of the working classes; to encourage industrial work, etc. 

Number aided during year, 514. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 11, viz., 6 men, 5 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $548 70 

Subscriptions and donations 1,582 55 

Income from, investments . 73 20 

Entertainments . . . 142 40 

Miscellaneous . . , 192 23 



$2,539 08 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supphes 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and hghting . 
Printing and postage . 
Plaj'-ground and entertain- 
ment 
Water tax 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $1,253 


15 


48 


83 


585 


41 


145 


95 


68 97 


85 


50 


13 


00 


79 


49 


. $2,280 30 


258 


78 


$2,539 


08 



Value of investments, $2,044.50. 



HELPING HAND TEMPORARY HOME FOR DESTITUTE JEWISH CHIL- 
DREN, corner Beach-Glen St. and Fort Ave., Roxbury. (Incorporated 1899.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1907. 

Samuel L. Dana, President; Mark Stone, Secretary; Levy Herman, 
Treasurer; Louis Cohen, Swperintendent. 

Temporary home for destitute Jewish cliildren, resident for one 
year within ten miles of State House. 

Number aided during year, 70. Number of beds, 60. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 8, viz., 4 men, 4 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations 

Ball 

Miscellaneous 



$1,241 

6,657 

3,306 

114 


41 
53 

48 
65 


$11,320 


07 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supphes 
Repairs and improvements 
Lighting and heating . 
Printing and postage . 
Interest on mortgage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $2,804 43 
. 4,593 12 

420 78 


461 


78 


378 


35 


450 


00 


499 


75 


. $9,608 21 
. 1,711 86 



$11,320 07 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



59 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$12,500; value of other property, $2,125, viz., furniture and fixtures, 
$1,000; building fund, $1,125. 



HOME FOR AGED COLORED WOMEN, 22 Hancock St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1864.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Col. T. W. Higginson, President; IVIiss Lucy Parsons, Clerk; 
Robert Homans, Treasurer; Miss Mary E. Townsend, Matron. 

Support of indigent, aged colored women in the Home, and partial 
support of other such women outside the Home. 

Number aided during year, 70, viz., 23 inside, 47 outside. Number 
of beds, 20. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 1 man, 5 women. 



Dr. 




•? Cr. 




Cash on hand . . . $2,017 


94 


Salaries and wages 


$1,498 54 


Subscriptions and donations 1,061 


51 


Provisions and supplies 


2,133 10 


Bequests . . . .8,101 


86 


Repairs and improvements 


231 93 


Income from investments . 5,799 


75 


Outside aid . 


1,821 00 






Heating and lighting . 


375 05 






Printing and postage . 


80 13 






Water rates, telephone, etc 


279 06 






Funerals and care of ceme- 








tery lots 


128 00 






Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


24 08 




$6,570 89 






Investments during year 


9,580 00 






Cash on hand 


830 17 


$16,981 


06 


$16,981 06 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
,000; value of investments, $136,792.46. 



HOME FOR AGED COUPLES, 



409-417 Walnut Ave. 
1884.) 



Boston. (Incorporated 



Report for year ending December 31, 1906. ] 

Elizabeth Abbott Carleton, M.D., President; Annie C. Hayden, 
Secretary; J. W. Smith, Treasurer; Berenice M. Allen, Matron. 

Home for worthy couples at least sixty-five years of age. Admission 
fee, $400 for each couple. 

Number aided during year, 55. Number of beds, 44. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 15, viz., 3 men, 12 women. 



60 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17, 



Dr. 



Subscriptions and donations 


$2,507 32 


Bequests .... 


9,466 55 


Admission fees . 


1,200 00 


Income from, investments 




and deposits . 


13,911 94 


From property transferred 




by inmates 


1,200 00 


Annuity fund 


1,000 00 



$29,285 81 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent, safe deposit vault 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Funeral and cemetery es 

penses . 
Other house expenses 
Returned to beneficiary 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 



. $3,863 


82 


. 4,980 


78 


1,245 


20 


75 


00 


. 1,354 55 


193 


61 


477 90 


201 


08 


. 2,659 


00 


. 1,229 


75 


. $16,280 69 


. 13,005 


12 



$29,285 81 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$123,100; value of other property, $380,099.70, viz., investments, 
$258,499.70; real estate, $21,600. 

HOME FOR AGED MEN, 133 West Springfield St., Boston. (Incorporated 1860.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Charles E. Rogerson, President; Charles A. Coolidge, Secretary; 
Charles W. Jones, Treasurer; Miss Helen L. Mallory, Superintendent. 

Home, and also outside aid, for respectable men, at least fifty-five 
years of age, residents of Boston for ten years. Admission fee, $150. 

Number aided during year, 128, viz., 47 in Home, 81 outside. Num- 
ber of beds, 50. 

Number of paid ofiicers or employees, 17, viz., 4 men, 13 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . . . . 

Income from investments 
Miscellaneous 



$645 


39 


1,358 


33 


46,295 


81 


32,222 


39 


1,500 


00 


$82,021 


92 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Outside beneficiaries . 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Insurance . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $6,633 
. 8,507 


59 
04 


. 4,948 


86 


. 19,307 

. 2,640 

429 


67 
77 
02 


. 1,291 
101 


30 
30 


. $43,859 55 
. 17,211 80 
. 20,950 57 



$82,021 92 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$50,000; value of investments, $766,000. 



HOME FOR AGED WOMEN, 108 Revere St., Boston. (Incorporated 1849.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Alfred S. Woodworth, President; Frank W. Kaan, Secretary; Wil- 
liam P. Blake, Treasurer; Maria F. Ladd, Matron. 

Home for aged women of American parentage, at least sixty-five 



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61 



years of age, and residents of Boston for ten years. Admission fee, 
$150. Also provision for outside beneficiaries and beneficiaries of the 
"Doane Fund" and the "Edward Austin Fund." 

Number aided during year, 225, \dz., 105 in the Home, 120 outside. 
Number of beds, 91. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 29, viz., 10 men, 19 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $13,000 64 

Subscriptions and donations '210 00 

Bequests .... 44,002 70 

Admission fees, etc. . . 2,942 00 

Income from investments . 40,373 54 

Investments sold or paid . 11,929 48 

Sale of old material . . 40 25 



$112,498 61 



Cr. 




Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Fuel, water, and Hght 


$10,925 88 

11,763 16 

2,249 20 

3,539 00 


Taxes, etc. 

Paid to outside beneficiaries 


1,010 45 
> 12,565 00 


Religious services 


384 50 


Funeral account 


811 50 


Miscellaneous 


5,379 55 


Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 


$48,628 24 

57,254 60 

6,615 77 




$112,498 61 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$234,378.40; value of investments, $739,336.32. 



HOME FOR DESTITUTE CATHOLIC CHILDREN OF BOSTON, 788 Harrison 
Ave., Boston. (Incorporated 18S0.) 

Report for year ending January 10, 1907. 

Jas. W. Dunphy, President; Wm. J. Porter, Secretary; John P. 
Manning, Treasurer; Patrick Hayden, Superintendent. 
Temporary care of destitute Catholic children. 
Number aided during year, 1,590. Number of beds, 255. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 10, viz., 5 men, 5 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 

Bequests . 

Income from investments 

Ladies' Aid Society 

Miscellaneous 



Cr. 



$2,173 


67 


Salaries and wages 


5,864 


14 


Provisions and supplies 


4,039 


59 


Repairs and improvements . 


1,190 


00 


Board of children outside of 


9,852 


42 


Home . . . . 


1,322 


12 


Telephone 

Heating and lighting . 

Printing and postage . 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 


$24,441 


94 





$6,416 
11,087 


55 
91 


94 


82 


408 


84 


81 


29 


1,554 
389 


08 
79 


941 


11 


$20,974 
3,467 


39 
55 



$24,441 94 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes^ 
$140,000; value of investments, $12,000. 



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STATE BOAED OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



HOUSE OF THE ANGEL GUARDIAN, 85 Vernon St., Roxbury. (Incorporated 

1853.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Brother Jude, President, Treasurer, and Superintendent; Brother 
Francis, Secretary. 

Education of boys, including industrial school. 

Number aided during- year, 726, viz., 61 paying, 290 partly paying, 
375 free. Number of beds, 350. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6 men. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $2,767 25 

Subscriptions and donations 12,486 86 

Bequests . , . . . 2,595 41 

On accoiint of persons aided 13,612 27 

From industries . . . 5,496 27 

Miscellaneous . . . 909 10 



$37,867 16 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supphes 
Repairs and improvements 
Paid on mortgage 
Heating and hghting . 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $3,279 64 


. 22,920 39 


. 2,195 


17 


. 5,000 


00 


. 1,084 


53 


525 


15 


585 


25 


. $35,590 


13 


. 2,277 


03 



$37,867 16 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$175,000; value of other property, $70,425.50, viz., furniture, ma- 
chinery, etc., $70,225.50; real estate, $200. 

HOUSE OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN, corner Francis and Binney Sts., Boston. 

(Incorporated 1861.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Joseph S. Bigelow, President; Miss Catherine A. Codman, Secre- 
tary; Francis W. Hunnewell, Treasurer; Miss Louise M. Coleman, 
Superintendent. 

A hospital for women and children, without condition of religion, 
nationality, or residence. 

Number aided during year, 315. Number of beds, 42. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 24, viz., 2 men, 22 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $10,842 91 

Subscriptions and donations 17,378 35 
Bequests . . . . 100 00 

Income from investments . 17,836 60 
Sale of securities . . 3,051 00 



$49,208 86 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
ProAdsions and supphes 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Outdoor relief . 
Chaplain . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $7,479 48 

. 8,459 52 

619 05 


547 


20 


2,698 


19 


269 


29 


927 


37 


371 


84 


. 1,057 


98 


. $22,429 92 
. 13,616 04 
. 13,162 90 



$49,208 86 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



63 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$244,884.85; value of investments, $296,000. 

HOUSE OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD, 841 Huntington Ave., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1870.^ 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Most Rev. J. J. Williams, D.D., President; Sister M. of St. Gene- 
vieve, Secretary; Sister M. of St. Peter, Treasurer and Swperin- 
tendent. 

Reformation of the unfortunate, and protection of young girls ex- 
posed to danger, without distinction of race or creed. 

Number aided during year, 685, viz., 18 paying, 10 partly paying, 
657 free. Number of beds, 500. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6 men. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $1,814 71 

Subscriptions and donations 5,648 52 

Bequests . . . . 4,758 09 

On account of persons aided 2,306 00 

Income from industries . 48,784 56 

Money borrowed . . 50,000 00 



$113,311 88 



Cr. 




Salaries and wages 


$3,562 60 


Provisions and supplies 


48,321 46 


Drugs and medicines . 


1,368 40 


Repairs and improvements 


6,593 98 


Heating and lighting . 


6,169 98 


Printing and postage . 


669 83 


Paid on new building 


42,010 92 


Miscellaneous 


3,516 42 


Total expenses 


$112,213 59 


Cash on hand . 


1,098 29 




$113,311 88 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$352,700; value of furniture, etc., $10,000. 

HOWARD BENEVOLENT SOCIETY, 14 Beacon St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1818.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1907. 

Rev. Daniel W. Waldron, President; W. B. Bancroft, M.D., Secre- 
tary; John A. Bent, Treasurer. 

Relief of deserving poor of Boston, principally Americans. 
Number aided during year, about 2,000. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 2 men. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $13,506 85 

Subscriptions and donations 1,233 00 
Bequests .... 6,008 08 



Income from investments 
From special trust fund 
Investments returned . 
Miscellaneous 



10,375 14 

7,300 00 

3,207 36 

586 10 



$42,216 53 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . . $550 00 
Provisions and supplies dis- 
tributed . . . 11,350 55 
Printing and postage . . 65 84 
Miscellaneous . . . 388 75 

Total expenses . . $12,355 14 

Investments during year . 17,770 04 

Cash on hand . . . 12,091 35 

$42,216 53 



Value of investments, $240,477.15. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS, 
10 Tremont St., Boston. (Incorporated 1791.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1907. 

J. C. Warren, M.D., President; Charles P. Curtis, Jr., Recording 
Secretary; H. F. Sears, M.D., Corresponding Secretary; Francis C. 
Welch, Treasurer. 

Saving of life from shipwreck, and encouragement of persons in 
saving life by awarding medals, certificates, etc. 

Seven vessels assisted; 47 medals and certificates awarded. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 36 men. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Income from investments 
Bank tax rebate 
Sale of old equipment 
Miscellaneous 



S4,998 34 

7,098 01 

468 06 

70 00 

122 62 



$12,757 03 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . $2,310 00 

Repairs and improvements . 1,433 74 

Operating expenses . . 2,961 39 

Total expenses . . $6,705 13 

Investments during year . 5,092 19 

Cash on hand . . . 959 71 

$12,757 03 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$7,000; value of investments, $148,750.52. 



HUNT ASYLUM FOR DESTITUTE CHILDREN, 40 Chestnut St., Charlestown. 

(Incorporated 1834.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Nelson Bartlett, President; William P. Hart, Secretary and Treas- 
urer; Miss E. M. Onthank, Matron. 

Temporary home for needy Protestant children whose parents or 
guardians are residents of Charlestown district. 

Number aided during year, 16, viz., 1 paying, 2 partly paying, 13 
free. Number of beds, 19. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 



$818 83 

2,370 00 

137 50 

783 99 



S4,110 32 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supphes 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and Hghting . 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $964 96 


562 


07 


339 


10 


211 


30 


30 90 


116 


95 


. $2,225 


28 


. 1,684 40 


200 


64 



$4,110 32 



Part II.] CHAEITABLE COEPORATIONS. 



65 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$14,000; value of investments, $13,669.04. 



IMMIGRANTS' HOME, 72-74 Marginal St., East Boston. (Incorporated 1896.) 
Report for year ending September 30, 1907. 

Miss M. W. Perry, President; Mrs. Clara A. Norris, Secretary; 
Mrs. E. P. Stodder, Treasurer; Mrs. A. C. Clark, Superintendent. 

To protect young and friendless girls arriving on the Cunard and 
Dominion lines, and to make temporary provision for other women 
in need. 

Number aided during year, 3,775, viz., 337 paying, 238 partly pay- 
ing, 3,200 free. Number of beds, 40. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Miscellaneous 



Cr. 



$10 50 

2,411 66 

2,937 10 

16 69 


Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supphes 
Repairs and improvements . 
Heating and hghting . 
Printing and postage . 

Total expenses 


$1,430 00 

3,110 79 

386 00 

433 21 

15 95 


$5,375 95 


$5,375 95 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$10,800; value of furniture. 



THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION OF BOSTON, 
MASSACHUSETTS, 363 Boylston St., Boston. (Incorporated 1906.) 

Bunkio Matsuki, President; Tadanori Togi, Secretary; Shiro 
Takaba, Treasurer. 

Temporary relief of Japanese. 
No report. 



INDUSTRIAL AID SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF PAUPERISM, 

43 Hawkins St., Boston. (Incorporated 1847.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1907. 

William P. Fowler, President; Rev. Christopher R. Eliot, Secretary, 
William Atherton, Treasurer; Henry Peterson, General Agent. 
To find employment for worthy applicants. 
Number aided during year, 3,197. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 2 men, 1 woman. 



66 



STATE BOARD OF CHAEITY. [P. D. 17 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $4,266 49 

Subscriptions and donations 1,152 00 

Income from investments . 3,036 14 

Securities paid . . . 8,873 94 



$17,328 57 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Assistance given from 

Fund . 
Telephone 
Heating 

Annual reports . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



Joy 



$3,639 96 



220 


00 


131 


53 


125 


22 


43 


50 


331 


90 


. $4,492 


11 


. 11,639 


15 


. 1,197 


31 



$17,328 57 



Value of investments, $58,950. 



INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL FOR CRIPPLED AND DEFORMED CHILDREN, 

241 St. Botolph St., Boston. (Incorporated 1894.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1907. 

Francis J. Cotting, President; Thomas K. Cummins, Secretary; 
E. Pierson Beebe, Treasurer; Miss Mary M. Perry, Superintendent 

Education and special training of crippled and deformed children 
living within the neighborhood of the school. No restrictions as to 
sex, color, nationality, or creed. 

Number aided during year, 93. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 23, viz., 3 men, 20 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $11,240 48 

Subscriptions and donations 14,874 79 

Bequests . . . . 14,080 05 

Income from investments . ;2,856 48 

Permanent fund . . 2,103 00 

Entertainments . . . 9,267 49 

Sale of investments . . 10,972 50 



$65,394 79 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
School supphes . 
Transportation of pupils 
Repairs and improvements 
Fittings and furnishings 
Annual report . 
Elevator, lighting, tele 

phone, etc. 
Purchase of real estate 
Industrial departments 
Insurance . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $9,103 


74 


2,435 


09 


201 


94 


. 2,777 


23 


. 1,205 


28 


572 


64 


187 


04 


. 1,199 


41 


. 16,634 


00 


371 


28 


414 


16 


236 


62 


. $35,338 43 


. 19,839 


11 


. 10,217 


25 



$65,394 79 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$175,365.82; value of other property, $101,717.50, viz., investments, 
$93,317.50; real estate, $3,400; furniture, $5,000. 



Partn.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



67 



INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL FOR GIRLS, 232 Centre St., Dorchester. (Incorporated 

1855.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Miss A. R. Anthony, President; Mrs. A. R. Weld, Secretary; Wil- 
liam S. Hall, Treasurer; Mrs. B. A. Capron, Matron. 

Training school and home for girls of good character between ten 
and fifteen years of age, without restriction as to color, nationahty, 
religion, or residence. 

* Number aided during year, 32, viz., 18 partly paying, 14 free. Num- 
ber of beds, 27. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 1 man, 4 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . SI, 754 67 

Subscriptions and donations 1,980 00 

On account of persons aided 173 00 

Income from investments . 5,165 50 

Miscellaneous ... 192 20 



$9,265 37 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Lighting and telephone 
Printing and postage . 
Clothing . 
Laundry . 
Matron's allowance, travel 

etc. 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $2,116 99 

. 3,154 48 

672 13 


146 


56 


40 


63 


533 


48 


248 


37 


314 


36 


545 


85 


. $7,772 
300 


85 
00 


. 1,192 


52 



$9,265 37 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$19,400; value of investments, $117,919.35. 



INFANTS' HOSPITAL, 37 Blossom St., Boston. (Incorporated 1881.) 

Report for year ending January 1, 1907. 

Dr. Clarence John Blake, President; Henry W. Palmer, Secretary; 
Nelson S. Bartlett, Treasurer; Miss Marion B. Story, Superintendent 
of Nurses. 

Care of infants under two years of age. 

Number aided during year in the wards, 294, viz., 2 paying, 80 
partly paying, 212 free; also 13,441 out-patient visits. Number of 
beds, 24. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 25, viz., 1 man, 24 women. 



68 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . . . . 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Dispensary- 
Sale of investments 

Fair 

Miscellaneous 



$1,733 49 


9,966 


33 


1,000 


00 


386 


15 


2,729 


93 


1,443 


38 


3,675 


35 


3,587 


22 


196 


17 


$24,718 


02 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Furnisliings 

Printing, postage, and sta- 
tionery . 
Interest on mortgage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $5,857 37 

. 4,368 18 

707 57 


. 1,008 15 
884 91 


. 1,123 

125 


24 

00 


703 


72 


. $14,778 
. 6,610 
. 3,329 


14 
60 

28 



$24,718 02 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$40,200; value of investments, $123,852.67. 



INSTITUTION OF THE LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR, 424 Dudley St., 

Roxbury. (Incorporated 1872.) 

Report for fourteen months ending December 31, 1906. 

Eugenie From, President; Rosa White, Secretary; Josephine Le- 
chene. Treasurer; Good Mother St. Adolphe, Superior. 

Home for the care of destitute men and women of good moral char- 
acter, at least sixty years of age. 

Number aided during year, 275. 

Number of beds, 230. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $1,064 00 

Subscriptions and donations 6,301 00 

Bequests .... 2,379 00 



$9,744 00 



Cr. 

Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$7,745 00 
92 00 

$7,837 00 
1,907 00 

$9,744 00 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$104,100. 



INSTRUCTIVE DISTRICT NURSING ASSOCIATION, 561 Massachusetts Ave. , 
Boston. (Incorporated 1888.) 

Report for year ending January 31, 1907. 

Miss Elizabeth P. Cordner, President; Miss Gertrude W. Peabody, 
Secretary; Mr. Ingersoll Bowditch, Treasurer; Miss Martha H. 
Stark, District Superintendent; Miss Charlotte Macleod, Superin- 
tendent of House and Training School. 

To provide and support nurses to care for the sick poor of Boston 
in their homes. 



Part II.] CHAEITABLE CORPORATIOKS. 



69 



Number aided during year, 12,562, viz., 268 partly paying, 12,294 
free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 25 women. 



Dr. 






Cr. 






Cash on hand 


$1,733 


21 


Salaries and wages 




§20,090 70 


Subscriptions and donations 


16,638 


67 


Provisions and supplies 




903 47 


Bequests and gifts 


22,986 


08 


Repairs and improvements 


2,576 08 


On account of persons aided 


901 


56 


Rent_ . . _ 




804 35 


Income from investments 


2,783 


45 


Heating and lighting . 




214 02 


Board and lodging of nurses 


363 


89 


Printing and postage . 




472 14 


Miscellaneous 


170 


43 


Uniforms and supplies 

nurses . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 


foi 


1,319 64 
294 96 




$26,675 36 








Investments during year 




10,453 20 








Cash on hand 




8,448 73 




S45,577 


29 


$45,577 29 



Value of investments, $74,428.18. 

JAMAICA PLAIN DISPENSARY, 23 Carolina Ave., Jamaica Plain. (Incorpo- 
rated 1882.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1907. 

Charles F. Dole, President; Edvv^ard W. Brewer, Clerk; Ingersoll 
Bowditch, Treasurer. 

To provide medical attendance and medicmes for the sick and 
needy poor within the limits of former Ward 23. 

Number aided during year, 346. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Income from investmentn 
Miscellaneoiis 



$443 34 

797 99 

1 00 



$1,242 33 



Cr. 

Drugs and medicines . 
Heating and Hghting . 
Telephone . 
Care of office 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$7 


17 


7 43 


26 


26 


36 


75 


3 


35 


$80 96 


785 


26 


376 


11 



$1,242 33 



Value of investments, $15,157. 



JAMAICA PLAIN FRIENDLY SOCIETY, Curtis Hall, Jamaica ^lain. (Incor- 
porated 1901.) 

Report for year ending September 30. ""907. 

Rev. S. U. Shearman, President; Miss C. E. Chickering, Clerk; 
E. W. Clark, Treasurer; Miss Emma M. Smith, Agent. 

To find v^ork for men and women, to reheve temporary distress and 
need, and to elevate the condition of the poor. 



70 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Number aided during year, 300. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments 
Miscellaneous 



$255 04 

1,119 50 

500 00 

295 00 

51 47 



$2,221 01 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Sewing 
Miscellaneous 


. $310 00 
740 01 
503 00 

77 65 


Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand . 


. $1,630 66 
506 50 

83 85 



$2,221 01 



Value of investments, $7,387.89. 



THE JAMES WHEELOCK HOME FOR LITTLE STRANGERS, Boston. (Incor- 
porated 1901.) 



Hon. John L. Bates, President; George Payson, Secretary, 
well A. Sibley, M.D., Treasurer. 

To care for poor and homeless children. 
Cash on hand, $471.18. 
Not yet opened. 



Hart- 



JOHN HOWARD INDUSTRIAL HOME, 560 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1896.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Rev. Howard N. Brown, President; Howard W. Brown, Secretary; 
James H. Earle, Treasurer; Albert Arnold, Superintendent. 

To assist discharged prisoners. 

Number aided during year, 1,175, viz., 571 partly paying (in labor), 
604 free. Number of beds, 33. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7, viz., 6 men, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash, on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 

Interest on deposits 

Wood-yard receipts 

Loan . . . . 

Miscellaneous 



$2,040 49 


7,442 


06 


16 


22 


10,754 


88 


6,500 


00 


111 


51 


$26,865 


16 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Rents, etc. 

Heating, lighting, and power 
Printing, postage, etc. 
Wood, freight, etc. 
Paid on wood yard, etc. 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. 3,841 


95 


721 


34 


399 


14 


r 747 


76 


. 1,160 


62 


. 5,725 


64 


. 7,750 


00 


42 


80 


. $24,688 


76 


. 2,176 


40 



$26,865 16 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$20,550; value of wood-yard plant, wood, furnishings, etc., $3,016.75. 



Partn.] CHAKITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



71 



KINGSTON DISPENSARY, 230 Tremont St., Boston. (Incorporated 1905.) 

Report for year ending October 1, 1907. 

A. E. Nelson, President; James L. Koch, M.D., Secretary and 
Treasurer. 

Free medicines, nursing, medical and surgical trea.tment for all 
classes of persons. 

Number aided during year, 1,936, viz., 916 paying, 460 partly pay- 
ing, 560 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 5 men, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $50 15 

On accoimt of persons aided 1,863 00 

MisceUaneous . . . 933 20 



S2,846 35 



Cr. 




Salaries and wages 


. $840 00 


Drugs and medicines . 


823 00 


Rent . . 


600 00 


Heating and Ughting . 


33 20 


Printing and postage . 


7 16 


Total expenses 


. $2,303 36 


Cash on hand 


542 99 



$2,846 35 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$650. 



KOMENITZ PODOLSK BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION, 20 Salem St., Boston. 

(Incorporated 1904.) 

Harris NoUman, President; A. L. Seidman, Secretary; I. Hershman, 
Treasurer. 
To help members and countrymen in need. 
No report. 

LADIES' BENEVOLENT CIRCLE OF CLARENDON STREET BAPTIST 
CHURCH, corner Montgomery and Clarendon Sts., Boston. (Incorporated 
1902.) 

Report for year ending February 28, 1907. 

Mary E. Cheney, President; Marion Major, Secretary; Mary L. 
Barker, Treasurer. 

Helping the poor in the church and in certain other organizations. 
Number aided during year, 120. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $144 71 

Subscriptions and donations 38 00 

Income from investments . 843 72 

Deficit .... 14 94 



$1,041 37 



Cr. 
Provisions and supphes 
Repairs and improvements 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 



$633 30 


373 


35 


19 


71 


15 


01 


$1,041 


37 



Value of investments, $13,615.07. 



72 



STATE BOARD OF CHAETTY. [P. D. 17. 



LADIES' LYCEUM UNION, 514 Tremont St., Boston. (Incorporated 1901.) 

Repoi-t for year ending September 30, 1907. 

Mrs. Margaret S. Butler, President; Mrs. Ella Stillings, Secretary; 
Mrs. Abbie F. Thompson, Treasurer. 

To promote spiritualism, and to aid needy and worthy persons with 
food, clothing, and money. 

Number aided during year, 31. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Entertainments, etc. . 
Miscellaneous 



$99 15 

163 19 

611 47 

35 15 



$908 96 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Rent 

Money given 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$90 20 

371 26 

220 00 

30 65 

9 61 



$721 72 
187 24 

$908 96 



LEND A HAND SOCIETY, 1 Beacon St., Boston. (Incorporated 1891.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1907. 

Rev. Edward Everett Hale, D.D., LL.D., President; Mrs. Bernard 
Whitman, Secretary; Charles G. Farwell, Treasurer. 

Union of Lend a Hand Clubs, to meet emergencies, assist in chari- 
table work, etc. 

Number aided during year, not stated. 

Number of paid officers* or employees, 2, viz., 1 boy, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 

On account of persons aided 

Income from investments 

Contributions 

Loan .... 

Miscellaneous 



$475 83 
925 70 

3,071 50 
199 24 

2,188 19 
500 00 
662 12 



$8,022 58 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Lend a Hand Book Mission 
Outings . . , 

Special cases 
Rent 

Sundry societies 
Printing, postage, etc. 
Russian famine relief . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$962 00 


832 


26 


408 


93 


. 3,244 


21 


400 


00 


174 


00 


165 


34 


183 05 


232 


09 


. $6,601 


88 


. 1,157 


71 


262 


99 



$8,022 58 



Value of investments, $27,074.22. 



Part II.] CHAEITABLE COKPORATIONS. 73 



LINATH HAZEDEK ASSOCIATION OF EAST BOSTON, 177 Chelsea St., East 
Boston. (Incorporated 1903.) 

Frank Zieff, President; Jacob Weinberg, Secretary; A. Sieberg, 
Treasurer. 

Visiting the sick, nursing them, and supplying them with medicine 
if needed. 

No report. 



LINCOLN HOUSE ASSOCIATION, 80 Emerald St., Boston. (Incorporated 1896.) 
Report for year ending May 31, 1907. 

Miss Hortense I. Porter, President; Miss Sarah Lawi-ence, Secre- 
tary; B. Preston Clark, Treasurer; John D. Adams, Superintendent. 

To maintain houses in Boston containing reading rooms, gym- 
nasiums, etc. 

Number aided during year, 970, viz., 900 partly paying, 70 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 20, viz., 6 men, 14 women. 



• Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $90 00 

Subscriptions and donations 18,485 00 

On account of persons aided 900 00 

Interest on deposits . . 33 81 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . $8,811 02 

Provisions and suppUes , 7,051 92 

Repairs and improvements . 1,113 87 



$19,508 81 



Total expenses . . $16,976 81 

Cash on hand . . . 2,532 00 



$19,508 81 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$98,000. 



THE LUTHERAN IMMIGRANT BOARD, Boston. (Incorporated 1906.) 

Report for year ending July 18, 1907. 

John August Bernhard, President; John Gullans, Secretary; J. 
Alfred Anderson, Treasurer; Peter Swenson, Superintendent; Mrs. 
Swenson, Matron. 

To aid immigrants and seamen by securing suitable lodging and 
proper food for them, and by ministering to their spiritual needs. 

Number aided during year, 514, viz., 439 partly paying, 75 free. 
Number of beds, 40. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 1 man, 3 women. 



74 



STATE BOAED OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $2,409 41 

Subscriptions and donations 2,196 17 

On account of persons aided 611 83 

Miscellaneous . . . 76 74 



$5,294 15 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and suppUes 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Household articles 
Paid on property 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $357 


25 


409 


63 


264 


31 


94 


35 


44 


50 


704 


35 


. 2,900 


00 


470 


74 


. $5,245 


13 


49 


02 



$5,294 15 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$11,000. 



MANAGERS OF BOSTON PORT AND SEAMEN'S AID SOCIETY, 11 North Sq., 
Boston. (Incorporated 1829.) 

Report for year ending January 24, 1907. 

Rev. George A. Gordon, President; John A. Bennett, Recording 
Secretary; Horace P. Chandler, Corresponding Secretary; Lewis R. 
Tucker, Treasurer; Capt. Joseph P. Hatch, Superintendent. 

To improve the moral, religious, and general condition of seamen 
and their families, in Boston and vicinity. 

Number aided during year, 10,148, viz., 7,784 paying, 324 partly 
paying, 2,040 free. Also a daily average attendance of 165 at free 
reading room. Number of beds, 71. 

Number of paid oJEcers or employees, 11, ^dz., 5 men, 6 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . . . $16,174 44 

Subscriptions and donations 1,550 00 
On accovmt of persons aided 8,908 60 
Income from investments . 16,621 83 
Mortgage loans paid . . 12,500 00 



$55,754 87 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Gratuities 

T wharf reading room 
Entertainments 
Taxes, etc. 
Printing and postage . 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $6,345 
. 7,436 
. 1,658 
. 1,096 


77 
46 
25 

89 


975 


00 


415 


00 


463 


33 


949 


59 


. $19,340 29 
. 16,320 42 
. 20,094 16 



$55,754 87 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$40,000; value of investments, $305,860. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



75 



MASSACHUSETTS ASSOCIATION FOR PROMOTING THE INTERESTS OF 
THE ADULT BLIND, 678 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. (Incorporated 
1903.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Rev. Edward Cummings, President; Samuel F. Hubbard, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. Mary Morton Kehew, Treasurer; Charles F. F. Campbell, 
Superintendent and Agent. 

Practical assistance to any blind person who cannot be helped by 
the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind or the Perkins Insti- 
tution; publication of a quarterly record of the progress and wel- 
fare of the bhnd entitled "The Outlook for the Bhnd." 

Number aided during year, not stated. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 2 men, 3 women. 



Dr. 



Gr. 



Cash on hand 


$33 61 


Salaries and wages 


$4,390 55 


Subscriptions and donations 


9,744 78 


Equipment 


590 32 


Entertainments and lectures 


124 00 


Expenses of departments 


8,259 67 


Interest .... 


25 65 


General expenses of Associa- 




Sales of departments and 




tion 


207 29 


plants .... 


8,712 74 


Social services . 


320 14 


Miscellaneous 


54 42 


Board, etc. 


73 87 






Indebtedness paid 


1,000 00 






Loan and aid 
Total expenses 


366 70 




$15,208 54 






Cash on hand 


3,486 66 




$18,695 20 


$18,695 20 



MASSACHUSETTS BAPTIST CHARITABLE SOCIETY, Ford Building, Ash- 
burton Place, Boston. (Incorporated 1821.) 

Report for year ending October 10, 1906. 

Rev. J. Vanor Garton, President; Rev. R. J. Adams, Secretary; J. 
F. Barnes, Treasurer. 

Relief of widows and orphans of deceased Baptist ministers of 
Massachusetts. 

Number aided during year, 48. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 men. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $5,366 68 

Subscriptions and donations 785 85 

Bequests . . . . 17,226 23 

Income from investments . 8,892 57 



$32,271 33 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Given to widows and or- 
phans .... 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$325 00 

8,454 00 
229 59 

$9,008 59 

17,713 58 

5,549 16 

$32,271 33 



Value of investments, $212,130.50. 



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MASSACHUSETTS CHARITABLE EYE AND EAR INFIRMARY, 233 Charles 
St., Boston. (Incorporated 1826.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1907. 

George B. Shattuck, President; Robert Homans, Secretary; Henry 
Parkman, Treasurer; Farrar Cobb, M.D., Superintendent. 

Treatment of persons afflicted with diseases of the eye and ear. 

Number aided during year, 3,095, viz., 992 paying, 562 partly pay- 
ing, 1,541 free; also 88,061 out-patients. Number of beds, 160. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 94, \dz., 30 men, 64 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $11,937 18 

Subscriptions and donations 250 00 

Bequests .... 82,831 12 

On account of persons aided 10,630 51 

Income from investments . 16,517 97 

State appropriation . . 35,000 00 
Medicines and optical sup- 

phes .... 14,200 73 

Miscellaneous . . . 667 35 



$172,034 86 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supphes 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Taxes 

Heating and Ughting . 
Printing and postage . 
Furniture . 
Instruments and surgical ap- 

phances 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand . 



. $31,173 


63 


. 17,474 


58 


. 3,935 


62 


. 3,391 


44 


. 1,607 


49 


. 8,085 


33 


. 1,273 


29 


948 57 


. 9,480 


77 


. 5,340 


18 


. $82,710 90 


. 65,588 


90 


. 23,735 


06 



$172,034 86 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$500,000; value of investments, $375,000. 



MASSACHUSETTS CHARITABLE FIRE SOCIETY, 60 Devonshire St., Boston. 

(Incorporated 1794.) 

Report for year ending November 10, 1906. 

Thomas Sherwin, President; Henry H. Sprague, Secretary; James 
R. Hooper, Treasurer. 

Relief of suffering by fire, and other charitable purposes. 
Number of institutions aided during year, 23; individuals, 5. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 2 men. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 
Membership fee . 
Income from investments 
Bonds redeemed 



$322 76 

15 00 

2,289 55 

2.000 00 



$4,627 31 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Charitable institutions 
Tools to supply losses by fire 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$250 00 


1,350 


00 


92 


00 


236 


70 


$1,928 


70 


1,962 50 


736 


11 



$4,627 31 



Value of investments, $56,962.50. 



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77 



MASSACHUSETTS CONGREGATIONAL CHARITABLE SOCIETY, 50 Congress 
St.. Boston. (Incorporated 1736.) 

Report for year ending May 27, 1907. 

William Endicott, President; Rev. Edward Hale, Secretary; Gren- 
ville H. Norcross, Treasurer. 

For the relief of widows and daughters of deceased Congregational 
Unitarian and Trinitarian clergymen of Massachusetts. 

Number aided during year, 34. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 men. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Income from investments 



. $14,183 97 
. 14,257 76 



$28,441 73 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . $300 00 

To beneficiaries . . . 10,833 88 

Miscellaneous . . . 21 80 

Total expenses . . $11,155 68 

Investments during year , 5,652 50 

Cash on hand . . . 11,633 55 

$28,441 73 



Value of investments, $345,200. 



THE MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF THE INTERNATIONAL SUNSHINE 
SOCIETY, 29 Temple Place, Boston. (Incorporated 1905.) 

Report for year ending October 1, 1907. 

Mrs. Gertrude E. Meggett, President and Treasurer; Mrs. Alice 
G. Whitcomb, Secretary. 

To incite its members to a performance of kind and helpful deeds, 
and thus to bring the sunshine of happiness into the greatest possible 
number of hearts and homes. Clothing and miscellaneous articles 
given, cheerful letters sent, etc. 

Number aided during year, not stated. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $15 85 

Subscriptions and donations 161 93 

Miscellaneous . . . 115 60 



$293 38 



Cr. 



Rent 
Express 
Special cases 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$144 


00 


42 


60 


59 


40 


15 


48 


$261 


48 


31 


90 



$293 38 



MASSACHUSETTS EMERGENCY AND HYGIENE ASSOCIATION, Boston. 

(Incorporated 1884.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1907. 

James J. Minot, M.D., President; Miss Mary O. Clark, Secretary; 
Harry W. Goodall, M.D., Treasurer. 

(1) Management of school yard summer playgrounds; (2) man- 



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agement of Charlesbank gymnasium; (3) instruction in nursing to 
women; (4) lectures to policemen and firemen on emergency treat- 
ment. 

Average daily attendance at nine playgrounds for two months, 
2,403; number of policemen and firemen instructed, 115. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 35, viz., 10 men, 25 w^omen. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $514 10 

Subscriptions and donations 2,498 46 



$3,012 56 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . $1,368 60 

Provisions and supplies . 283 00 

Rent .... 35 65 

Printing and postage . . 58 00 

Miscellaneous . . . 147 47 

Total expenses . . $1,892 72 

Cash on hand . . . 1,119 84 

$3,012 56 



MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL, 32 Blossom St., Boston, and McLean 
Hospital, Belmont. (Incorporated 1811.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Charles H. Dalton, President; C. H. W. Foster, Secretary; Franklin 
Haven, Treasurer; Dr. Herbert B. Howard, Administrator. 

Relief of the sick and injured (except contagious and chronic cases) ; 
and at Belmont care of the insane, and convalescent home of the 
General Hospital; also a nurses' home in Roxbury. 

Number aided during year, 5,390, viz., 2,134 paying, 404 partly 
paying, 2,852 free. Number of beds, 482. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 712, \az., 286 men, 426 
women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . . . S6,674 97 

Subscriptions and donations 60,729 98 
Bequests .... 104,056 22 
On account of persons aided 328,639 74 
Income from investments . 157,467 66 
Investments mat\ired . . 4,300 00 

Miscellaneous . . . 1,100 00 



$662,968 57 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supphes 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and hghting . 
Printing and postage . 
Annuitants 
New bmldings , 
Interest 
Insurance . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$176,400 00 

227,521 62 

11,500 00 

34,200 00 

69,386 00 

4,600 00 

3,722 05 

88,506 72 

13,972 10 

8,802 79 

1,544 67 

$640,155 95 
. 19,975 00 
. 2,837 62 

$662,968 57 



Value of property ow^ned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
J,631,675.91; value of investments, $3,613,131.45. 



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79 



MASSACHUSETTS HEALTH COMPANY, 145 High St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1898.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1906. 

A. P. Bicknell, President; G, Raymond Tuttle, Secretary; George 
H. Tuttle, Treasurer. 

To provide medical and surgical service and medicine, on weekly 
payment of ten cents. 

Number aided during year, 854, viz., 608 paying, 62 partly paying, 
184 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 men. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . . . $23 45 

On account of persons aided 2,954 80 



$2,978 25 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Rent 
Child-births 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$2,350 00 

228 14 

75 00 

290 00 

$2,943 14 

35 11 

$2,978 25 



MASSACHUSETTS HOME FOR INTEMPERATE WOMEN, corner Binney and 
Smyrna Sts., Roxbury. (Incorporated 1881.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1907. 

Rev. James Reed, President; Mrs. Sarah J. Boy den, Secretary; 
Mrs. W. W. Potter, Treasurer; Mrs. Mary R. Charpiot, Matron and 
Swperintendent. 

The care and reformation of intemperate women, without restric- 
tion of age, color, creed, residence; or character. 

Number aided during year, 174, viz., 3 paying, 171 free. Number 
of beds, 92. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 13, viz., 2 men, 11 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Laundry . . . . 

Sewing . . . . 

Miscellaneous 



$167 24 


3,772 


63 


114 


00 


420 


00 


11,572 


54 


96 


97 


179 


16 


$16,322 54 1 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and suppUes 
Repairs and improvements 
Dry goods 
Laundry supphes 
House expenses 
Heating and hghting 
Printing and postage 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $6,098 


15 


. 3,414 


18 


688 


01 


204 


30 


757 


17 


665 


64 


. 2,309 


60 


268 


15 


. 1,513 


31 


. $15,918 51 


404 


03 



$16,322 54 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$45,000 (mortgaged for $6,000); value of investments, $10,000. 



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MASSACHUSETTS HOMCEOPATHIC HOSPITAL, East Concord St., Boston. 

(Incorporated 1855.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Charles R. Codman, President; B. Preston Clark, Secretary; Charles 
H. AYatson, Treasurer; William O. Mann, M.D., Swperintendent. 

For the acute sick, without regard to residence, except cases of con- 
tagious disease and insanity. 

Number aided during year, 4,352, viz., 604 paying, 1,677 partly 
pajdng, 2,071 free. Number of beds, 234. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 165, viz., 35 men, 130 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $4,435 78 

Subscriptions and donations 1,100 00 

Bequests . _ . . . 22,585 65 

Income from investments . 52,188 30 

On account of persons aided 92,704 25 
On account of Sunny Bank 

Home .... 1,212 72 



$174,226 70 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


. $49,195 77 


Provisions and supphes 


. 67,961 93 


Drugs and medicines . 


. 13,413 48 


Repairs and improvements 


. 6,524 40 


Rent . . 


450 00 


Heating and Hghting . 


. 8,887 01 


Printing and postage . 


. 1,492 67 


On accoiuit of Snnny Bank 


Home . 


. 3,623 36 


Miscellaneous 


. 14,449 53 


Total expenses 


$165,998 15 


Cash on hand . 


. 8,228 55 




$174,226 70 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes^ 
$395,915.78; value of investments, $1,207,761.25. 



MASSACHUSETTS INFANT ASYLUM, 106 Chestnut Ave., Jamaica Plain. (In- 
corporated 1867.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1906. 

Charles P. Putnam, President; Mrs. Elhott P. JosHn, Secretary; 
George E. Cabot, Treasurer; Miss Margaret Farquhar, Matron. 

To provide for delicate and sick babies under tw® years of age, or 
those whose parents need temporary aid. 

Number aided during year, 256, viz., 39 paying, 163 partly paying, 
54 free. Number of beds, 36. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 16, viz., 1 man, 15 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $1,658 51 

Subscriptions and donations 5,503 00 

On account of persons aided 5,378 29 

Income from investments . 6,729 61 

Sale of stocks and bonds . 6,995 00 

Miscellaneous . . . 71 65 



$26,336 06 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Board of children 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $6,378 

. 3,000 

340 


10 
31 
50 


. 1,027 

. 1,089 

339 


65 
80 
65 


. 7,812 


28 


. 1,816 


37 


. $21,804 66 
. 3,420 75 


. 1,110 


65 



$26,336 06 



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81 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$44,832.76; value of investments, $138,042.20. 



MASSACHUSETTS MEDICAL BENEVOLENT SOCIETY, Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1871.) 

Report for year ending October 17, 1906. 

James C. White, M.D., President; William H. Prescott, M.D., 
Secretary; William L. Richardson, M.D., Treasurer. 

Pecuniary assistance to members of the medical profession, their 
widows and children. 

Number aided during year, 17. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $2,825 84 

Subscriptions and donations 490 00 

Bequests .... 1,550 00 

Income from investments . 2,543 53 

Sale of real estate . . 4,041 40 



$11,450 77 



Cr. 
Annuities and charity 
Miscellaneous . ' . 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$1,668 00 
65 95 

$1,733 95 
7,572 25 
2,144 57 

$11,450 77 



Value of investments, $59,500. 



MASSACHUSETTS PRISON ASSOCIATION, 56 Pemberton Sq., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1889.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

J. G. Thorp, President; Warren F. Spalding, Secretary; Henry S. 
Blake, Treasurer. 

To enlighten public opinion concerning the prevention and treat- 
ment of crime, secure the improvement of penal legislation, protect 
society from habitual criminals, befriend the innocent and ignorant 
under accusation, promote the welfare of those placed on probation 
by the courts and also of the families of prisoners, assist prisoners in 
the work of self -reform, aid released prisoners in living honorably. 

Number aided during year, 206. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Returned by beneficiaries 



$197 94 

2,399 51 

1,600 00 

79 75 



$4,277 20 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Rent 

Printing and postage 
Relief of discharged 

oners 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $1,704 

180 

99 


31 
00 
35 


pris- 

368 
127 


55 

24 


. $2,479 
. 1,797 


45 
75 



$4,277 20 



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MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY FOR AIDING DISCHARGED CONVICTS, 24 

State House, Boston. (Incorporated 1867.) 

Raport for year ending April 30, 1907. 

Rev. James DeNormandie, President; Charles Liffler, Secretary; 
AYilliam I. Bowditch, Treasurer; George E. Cornwall, Agent. 

To ad^dse discharged prisoners, furnish them with aid in the nature 
of board, clothing, tools, and transportation, and assist them to pro- 
cure employment. 

Number aided during year, 383. . 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments 



S940 09 
1,168 03 
5,000 00 
1,720 92 



$8,829 04 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Printing and postage . 
Aiding prisoners 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$800 00 

13 25 

587 10 

$1,400 35 

7,000 00 

428 69 

$8,829 04 



Value of investments, $40,809.33. 



MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO 
ANIMALS, 19 Milk St., Boston. (Incorporated 1868.) 

Report for j^ear ending February 28, 1907. 

George T. Angell, President; Joseph L. Stevens, Secretary; Hon. 
Henry B. Hill, Treasurer. 

To prevent cruelty to animals, and prosecute when not able to 
prevent. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 22, viz., 18 men, 4 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $14,953 33 

Subscriptions and donations 8,051 99 

Bequests .... 11,490 22 

Income from investments . 14,436 31 

Sale of pubhcations . . 8,488 07 

Fines and witness fees . 1,742 50 

Sale of bonds . . . 5,000 00 



$64,162 42 



Cr. 




Salaries and wages 


$27,366 02 


Rent . . . . 


1,710 00 


Pubhcations 


12,211 06 


Postage, stationery, tele- 




phone, etc. 


4,414 76 


Travelling expenses, ambu- 




lance service, feeding ani- 




mals, etc. 


8,731 55 


Miscellaneous 


601 60 


Total expenses 


$55,034 99 


Investments during year 


700 00 


Cash on hand . 


8,427 43 




$64,162 42 



Value of investments, $349,026.17. 



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83 



MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO 
CHILDREN, 43 Mt. Vernon St., Boston. (Incorporated 1878.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Grafton Dulany Gushing, President; Charles K. Morton, General 
Agent and Secretary; Charles F. Atkinson, Treasurer; IVIiss Eiirydice 
M. Wilson, Matron. 

To provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to cliildren 
throughout this Commonwealth. 

Number of cases during year, 1,681; number under investigation, 
4,997; number aided in temporary home, 258. Number of beds, 19. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 15, viz., 7 men, 8 women. 



-Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments 
Miscellaneous 



$3,089 


67 


13,000 57 1 


18,076 


86 


7,541 


87 


725 


00 


$42,433 97 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages , . 
Provisions and suppUes 
Repairs and improverrients . 
Interest on mortgage . 
Office, printing, and general 
expenses 



Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $14,201 35 

. 1,617 00 

975 62 

872 58 

7,678 06 

. $25,344 61 

. 16,894 24 

195 12 

$42,433 97 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$57,179.83 (mortgage, $25,000); value of investments, $186,489.92. 



MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY FOR THE UNIVERSITY EDUCATION OF 
WOMEN, Boston. (Incorporated 1877.) 

Report for year ending January 1, 1907. 

Miss Mary H. Ladd, President; Miss Isabel P. Rankin, Secretary; 
Mrs. Francis B. Patten, Treasurer. 

To aid women to complete their university education, either by 
affording them scholarships or loans after their freshman year. 



.Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $35 28 

Subscriptions and donations 28 00 

Membership fees . . 380 00 

Income from investments . 531 60 

Loans returned . . . 395 00 



$1,369 88 



Cr. 
Stationery, printing, etc. 
Annual report . 
Clerical work 
Public meetings 
Loan library 
Librarian . 
Loans to beneficiaries 
Scholarships 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$44 67 


34 


00 


13 


50 


28 


50 


35 


75 


112 


50 


555 


00 


400 


00 


115 


60 


. $1,339 


52 


30 


36 



$1,369 88 



Value of investments, $12,319.50. 



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THE MERRIMAC STREET MISSION, 134 Merrimac St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1905.) 

Report for year ending September 18, 1907. 

Dr. John F. Cowan, President; Miss H. L. Fickett, Secretary; L. 
F. Eaton, Treasurer; Fred Lounsbury, Superintendent. 

INIinistering to the spiritual and temporal needs of unfortunate 
men, women, and children, by maintaining reading, recreation, lunch 
and lodging rooms, etc. 

Number aided during year, 75. Number of beds, 3. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2, viz., 1 man, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . . . $137 02 

Subscriptions and donations 2,244 07 



$2,381 09 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$970 35 


Supphes . 4 


148 90 


Rent . . 


581 00 


Heating and hghting . 


55 99 


Printing and postage . 


356 67 


Advertising 


75 53 


Miscellaneous 


117 39 


Total expenses 


. $2,305 83 


Cash on hand 


75 26 




$2,381 09 



MICHAEL ANAGNOS SCHOOLS, Boston. (Incorporated 1907.) 

Wallace L. Pierce, President; Walworth Pierce, Secretary; Robert 
H. Gardiner, Treasurer. 

To pay one-sixth of its income to the Board of Managers of the 
Kallineian Free School for Girls at Papingon, Epirus, Turkey in 
Europe; and to apply the remaining income to the maintenance of a 
Latin School, to be located in the Province of Epirus. 

Cash on hand, $10,981.67; value of investments, $271,744. 

Not yet in operation. 



THE MORGAN MEMORIAL COOPERATIVE INDUSTRIES AND STORES, 

89 Shawmut Ave., Boston. (Incorporated 1905.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Rev. E. J. Helms, President; Miss Kate F. Hobart, Secretary; 
Fred C. Moore, Treasurer. 

Educating and relieving the poor, improving their homes and home 
conditions, and giving them religious instruction. 

Number aided during year, 1,169. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 15, viz., 10 men, 5 women. 



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85 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 


. $1,066 21 


Salaries and wages 


$6,313 21 


Subscriptions and donations 3,719 01 


Rehef given 


1,874 55 


Sales 


. 15,035 27 


Repairs and improvements . 


224 43 


Miscellaneous 


180 68 


Rent . . . . 
Machinery and supplies for 


450 00 






departments , 


1,485 28 






General expense for depart- 








ments . . . . 


5,308 57 






Purchase of real estate 


2,750 00 






Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


911 41 




$19,317 45 






Cash on hand . 


683 72 




$20,001 17 


$20,001 17 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$7,676.55. 



THE MOUNT PLEASANT HOME, 3 Northern Ave., Dorchester. (Incorpo- 
rated 1901.) 

Report for year ending November 24, 1906. 

Frederick L. Emery, President; J. D. P. Wingate, Secretary; Geo. 
A. Hibbard, Treasurer; Annette E. Taft, Matron, 

Care of worthy, indigent persons, at least sixty-five years of age, 
without regard to sex, nationahty, creed, or residence. 

Number aided during year, 27, viz., 25 partly paying, 2 free. Num- 
ber of beds, 24. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7, viz., 2 men, 5 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Miscellaneous 



$234 97 

1,591 00 

3,485 12 

76 20 

29 83 



$5,417 12 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supphes 
Repairs and improvements 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$2,322 10 

2,369 07 

340 41 

250 00 

$5,281 58 

135 54 

$5,417 12 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$15,000; value of investments, $5,000. 



MOUNT SINAI HOSPITAL SOCIETY OF BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, 
17 Stamford St., Boston. (Incorporated 1902.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Leo W. Pickert, President; Philip Rubenstein, Secretary and Treas- 
urer; Mrs. F. L. White, Matron; S. A. Moulton, M.D., Superintend- 
ent. 

For the purpose of affording medical and surgical aid and nursing 
to sick or disabled persons of any creed or nationality. 



86 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Number aided during year, 7,385, viz., 6,187 pa}dng, 1,198 free. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 2 men, 4 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $86 18 

Subscriptions and donations 525 20 

On account of persons aided 1,306 22 

Membership dues . . 1,033 00 



$2,950 60 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and suppUes 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent 

Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellajieous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$932 


25 


643 


03 


103 


30 


552 


00 


198 


29 


194 


51 


222 


47 


. $2,845 85 


104 


75 



$2,950 60 



MUSICIANS' AID SOCIETY, 60 State St., Boston. (Incorporated 1900.) 

Robert S. Gorham, President; J. Tudor Gardiner, Treasurer. 
Assistance of indigent musicians, and of the indigent families, 
widows, and orphans of musicians. 
Not yet in operation. 



THE NEEDLEWOMAN'S FRIEND SOCIETY, USA Tremont St. Boston. (In- 
corporated 1851.) 

Report for year ending April 14, 1907. 

Mrs. Wm. M. Conant, President; Mrs. Geo. W. Wheelwright, 
Secretary; Bernard C. Weld, Treasurer; Miss Honniker, Superin- 
tendent. 

For the purpose of giving sewing, with adequate compensation, to 
indigent women. 

Number aided during year, about 80. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 women. 



Dr. 






Cr. 




Cash on hand 


$725 


47 


Salaries and wages 


$1,219 00 


Subscriptions and donations 


66 


00 


Paid to sewing women 


2,305 61 


Income from investments 






Materials . 


1,750 35 


and deposits . 


3,052 


37 


Repairs and improvements 


74 82 


Sale of investments 


3,072 


10 


Rent 


440 00 


Sale of articles . 


2,149 


78 


Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 


26 75 

10 08 




$5,826 61 








Investments during year 


2,076 00 








Cash on hand . 


1,163 11 



$9,065 72 



$9,065 72 



Value of investments, $49,895. 



Part II.] CHAEITABLE CORPOKATIOISS, 



NEW ENGLAND BAPTIST HOSPITAL, Parker HillAve., Roxbury. (Incorpo- 
rated 1893.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Edward H. Haskell, President; J. L. Harbour, Clerk; Vernon A. 
Field, Treasurer; Emma A. Anderson, Superintendent. 

Medical and surgical treatment of patients, with special reference 
to the gratuitous treatment of«the sick poor of Boston and vicinity, 
without discrimination of sex, color, nationality, or creed. 

Number aided during year, 476, viz., 374 paying, 28 partly paying, 
74 free. Number of beds, 50. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 33, viz., 2 men, 31 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Miscellaneous 



$1,580 95 


2,970 


61 


5,250 


00 


18,022 


33 


482 


56 


$28,306 45 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


. $5,598 98 


Provisions and suppUes 


6,164 17 


Drugs and medicines . 


1,257 14 


Repairs and improvements 


1,612 63 


Household furnishings 


1,065 58 


Heating, lighting, and water 1,300 36 


Office expenses and sundries 


, 1,471 90 


Maintenance 


695 93 


Miscellaneous 


743 43 


Total expenses 


$19,910 12 


Cash on hand . 


8,396 33 




$28,306 45 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$35,000. 



THE NEW ENGLAND CONVALESCENT REST HOME, Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1903.) 

Malcolm Storer, M.D., President; W. Irving Blanchard, M.D., 
Secretary; Joseph B. Moors, Treasurer. 

Providing a home in the country for convalescent persons. 
First year not completed. 



NEW ENGLAND DEACONESS ASSOCIATION, 691 and 693 Massachusetts 
Ave., Boston, and 175 Bellevue St., Longwood. (Incorporated 1889, 1893.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Rev. W. T. Perrin, Ph.D., President; Mrs. T. C. Watkins, Secre- 
tary; Henry D. Degen, Treasurer; Miss Adeliza A. Betts, Super- 
intendent of Hospital. 

Surgical and medical treatment, without regard to age, sex, color, 
nationality, creed, or residence. 



88 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Number aided during year, 257, viz., 144 paying, 53 partly paying, 
60 free. Number of beds, 14. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 1 man, 4 vi^omen. 



Dr. 


Cr. 




Cash on hand . . . $6,325 59 


Provisions and suppHes 


. $6,373 30 


Subscriptions and donations 9,928 64 


Drugs and medicines . 


704 74 


On account of persons aided 8,521 47 


Repairs and improvements 


397 45 


Income from investments . 365 39 


Rent 


600 00 




Heating and Hghting . 


. 1,156 69 




Printing and postage . 


. 1,207 97 




Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


. 3,627 51 




. $14,067 66 




Cash on hand . 


. 11,073 43 


$25,141 09 


$25,141 09 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$42,600; value of investments, $12,500. 



NEW ENGLAND EYE AND EAR HOSPITAL, corner Charles and Pinckney Sts., 
Boston. (Incorporated 1894.) 

Report for year ending October 7, 1906. 

Benjamin F. Stacey, President; Miss M. T. Vialle, Secretary; Dr. 
Charles F. Stacey, Treasurer and Superintendent. 

Treatment of poor and needy of New England, without regard to 
age, sex, color, nationality, or creed. Run wholly as dispensary. 
Patients who are able pay for medicine; others treated free. 

Number aided during year, 1,902, viz., 30 partly paying, 1,872 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 men. 



Dr. 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Sale of medicines 



$3,000 00 

30 50 

1,925 30 



$4,955 80 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Supplies . 

Drugs and medicines 

Rent 

Deficit 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$900 00 


200 


00 


725 


50 


900 


00 


498 


43 


48 


25 


. $3,272 


18 


. 1,683 


62 



$4,955 80 



NEW ENGLAND HELPING HAND SOCIETY, 124 Pembroke St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1887.) 

Mrs. Sara Leighton, President; Mrs. Mary Barker Johnson, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. Anna E. Stoddard, Treasurer; Miss Julia F. Hubbard, 
Superintendent. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



89 



To provide homes for working girls, and otherwise extend a helping 
hand to them. 
No report. 



NEW ENGLAND HOME FOR LITTLE WANDERERS, 202 West Newton St., 
Boston. (Incorporated 1865.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1907. 

John Carr, President; Arthur S. Johnson, Secretary; William G. 
Brooks, Treasurer; George H. Mason, Assistant Superintendent. 

To rescue children between two and twelve years of age from want 
and shame, feed, clothe, and instruct them, and place them in good 
homes. 

Number aided during year, 342. Number of beds, 136. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 32, viz., 7 men, 25 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

Income from investments 
Sales of stocks, bonds, etc. , 



$2,113 


82 


19,146 


86 


15,100 


00 


19,191 


38 


23,334 


48 


$78,886 


54 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and suppUes 
Repairs and. improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 



Investments during year 
Cash on hand . . 



S16,887 
8,116 
3,986 
2,181 
1,417 
2,010 


95 
59 
05 
11 
95 
09 


$34,599 

41,125 

3,161 


74 
00 
80 


$78,886 54 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$145,000; value of investments, $390,605.74. 



NEW ENGLAND HOSPITAL FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN, Dimock St., 
Roxbury. (Incorporated 1863.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1907. 

Miss Helen F. Kimball, Presidejit; Mrs. Emma E. Butler, Secre- 
tary; George A. Goddard, Treasurer; Dr. Stella ]M. Taylor, Super- 
intendent and Resident Physician. 

To provide for women the aid of competent physicians of their own 
sex; to assist educated women in the practical study of medicine; to 
train nurses for the care of the sick. 

Number aided during year, 1,203, viz., 627 paying, 171 partly pay- 
ing, 405 free. Number of beds, 220. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 57, \iz., 7 men, 50 women. 



90 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $3,299 26 

Subscriptions and donations 2,703 06 

Bequests . ... . 24,807 75 

On account of persons aided 25,955 03 

Income from investments . 30,960 24 

Dispensary'- receipts . . 6,086 68 

Sale of securities, etc. . . 51,799 18 

Miscellaneous . . . 1,434 13 



$147,045 33 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Taxes, etc. 

Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Dispensary expenses . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $22,799 35 


. 19,700 44 


. 8,438 


35 


. 8,840 


61 


. 3,420 


82 


. 5,097 


56 


. 1,073 


58 


. 7,308 


13 


440 


55 


. $77,119 


39 


. 67,822 


62 


. 2,103 


32 



$147,045 33 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$356,900; value of investments, $570,243.64. 



NEW ENGLAND MORAL REFORM SOCIETY (TALITHA CUMI HOME), 206 

West Brookline St., Boston. (Incorporated 1846.) 

Report for year ending February 28, 1907. 

Dr. Caroline E. Hastings, President; Dr. Julia M. Plummer, Secre- 
tary and Superintendent; Emma J. Fitz, Treasurer. 

Maternity home for unmarried girls. 

Number aided during year, 77, viz., 41 paying, 15 partly paying, 
21 free. Number of beds, 36. 

Number of paid ojficers or employees, 12, viz., 1 man, 11 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $2,095 65 

Subscriptions and donations 3,827 36 

On account of persons aided 2,610 83 

Income from investments . 10 22 

Apron sales j . . . 1,609 82 



$10,153 88 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and hghting . 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $3,514 35 


. 2,273 


16 


140 


49 


494 


52 


196 


50 


. 1,330 


42 


. $7,949 44 


. 2,204 


44 



$10,153 88 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$29,500; value of investments, $3,780. 



NEW ENGLAND TRAINING SCHOOL FOR NURSES, 365 Massachusetts Ave., 
Boston. (Incorporated 1899.) 

William J. Johnstone, President; A. J. Wilson, M.D., Secretary; 
P. E. Deehan, M.D., Treasurer. 
Training of nurses. 
No report. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



91 



NEWSBOYS' READING ROOM ASSOCIATION, 16 Howard St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1879.) 

Report for year ending October 1, 1907. 

Clement S. Houghton, President; Frank C. Brewer, Secretary; B. 
Preston Clark, Treasurer; H. W. Plaisted, Superintendent. 
To establish a reading room for newsboys. 
Number aided during year, 700, all partly paying. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 2 men, 2 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 



$643 56 

1,372 67 

2,000 00 

117 18 

457 50 



$4,590 91 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . $1,178 00 

Repairs and improvements . 37 75 

Rent . . . . 800 04 

Heating and Hghting . . 52 03 

Total expenses . . $2,067 82 

Investments during year . 1,961 67 

Cash on hand . . . 561 42 

$4,590 91 



Value of investments, $10,814. 



NICKERSON HOME FOR CHILDREN, 14 Tyler St., Boston. (Incorporated 

. 1850.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Mrs. Sarah E. Dawes, President; Mrs. Garafelia M. Dawson, Sec- 
retary; Mrs. Mary M. Hoi way, Treasurer; Mrs. Lola C. Holway, 
Superintendent. 

Temporary home for poor children between the ages of three and 
fourteen, generally orphans or half -orphans. 

Number aided during year, 87, viz., 36 paying, 17 partly paying, 
34 free. Number of beds, 36. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4 women. 



Dr. 



$3,384 69 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 


$25 05 


Salaries and wages 


$779 00 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,621 77 


Provisions and supphes 


1,973 12 


On account of persons aided 


1,316 25 


Repairs and improvements . 


318 55 


Income from investments . 


180 00 


Heating and Hghting . 


176 60 


Receipts from fair 


192 62 


Printing and postage . 


64 25 


Miscellaneous 


49 00 


Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


62 00 




$3,373 52 






Cash on hand , 


11 17 



$3,384 69 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$10,000; value of other property, $947.73, viz., investments, $333.23; 
building fund, $614.50. 



92 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17, 



NORTH BENNET STREET INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL, 39 North Bennet St., Bos- 
ton. (Incorporated 1885.) 

Report for year ending August 31, 1907. 

Mrs. Quincy A. Shaw, President; IViiss Edith G. Fabens, Secre- 
tary; Russell G. Fessenden, Treasurer; Mrs. Mary A. Tilton, Super- 
intendent. 

Social and educational purposes, including classes in manual train- 
ing, reading rooms, kindergarten, day nursery, etc. 

Number aided during year, about 1,647. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 48, viz., 6 men, 42 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 

Bequests . 

Income from investments 

Da}^ niirsery 

Sale of articles made, etc. 

^Miscellaneous 



$1,398 45 

21,848 01 

1,750 00 

500 93 

108 00 

445 29 

69 74 



$26,120 42 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Supphes . 

Repairs and improvements 

Interest on notes 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $16,614 37 

. 5,070 45 

340 03 


750 


00 


425 


00 


. $23,199 85 
. 1,007 22 
. 1,913 35 



$26,120 42 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$47,300; value of other property, $16,456.47, viz., investments, $14,- 
956.47; furniture and fittings, $1,500. 



NORTH END DIET KITCHEN, 8 Stamford Place, Boston. (Incorporated 1890.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Mrs. Dwight Foster, President; Miss Marian L. Blake, Secretary; 
Alfred D. Foster, Treasurer; Miss Helen Paine, Assistant Treasurer; 
Mrs. Eloise J. Spencer, Matron. 

To provide, free of expense, such diet and food for sick persons as 
may be directed by the physicians of the dispensaries of Boston. 

Number aided during year, 28,410 diets, viz., 1,154 paying, 27,256 
free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $118 45 


Salaries and wages 


7r. 


$328 00 


Subscriptions and donations 2,359 00 


Provisions and supphes 


2,028 10 


Diets sold . . . . 225 67 


Rent 




276 00 


Income from investments 


Fuel and hght . 




57 53 


and deposits . . . 441 20 


Printing, postage, 


and ad- 






vertising 


. 


45 90 




Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 




6 58 




$2,742 11 




Cash on hand 


* * 


402 21 


$3,144 32 


$3,144 32 



Value of investments, $8,504.86. 



Part II.] CHAEITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



93 



NORTH END LADIES' AID ASSOCIATION, 27 Prince St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1897.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Israel Fish, President; Marks Quint, Secretary; Mrs. Sarah Sodek- 
son. Treasurer; Simon Mahnsky, Collector, 

To loan money in small sums, without interest, to poor Hebrews of 
Boston. 

Number aided during year, 230. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 men. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand . . . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Outstanding on notes . 


$356 52 

487 55 
3,569 99 


Salaries and wages 

Rent 

Printing and postage . 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Outstanding on notes 
Cash on hand 


$171 97 
31 00 
27 66 
80 65 




. $311 28 
. 3,517 24 

585 54 


One safe, $118. 


$4,414 06 


$4,414 06 



OLETTE RELIEF ASSOCIATION, Boston. (Incorporated 1903.) 

Abraham Laskovitz, President; Myer Falk, Secretary; Morris 
Laskovitz, Treasurer. 

Helping those who are in need and distress, and establishing a 
place for meetings. 

No report. 



OLIVER DITSON SOCIETY FOR THE RELIEF OF NEEDY MUSICIANS, 
Boston. (Incorporated 1889.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1907. 

B. J. Lang, President; Charles F. Smith, Secretary; Charles H. 
Ditson, Treasurer. 

Relief of sick, disabled, and needy musicians. 
Number aided during year, 22. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Income from investments 



$2,328 06 
1.476 50 



$3,804 56 



Beneficiaries 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



Cr. 



$1,370 00 

$1,370 00 
2,434 56 

$3,804 56 



Value of investments, $31,000. 



94 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



PETER BENT BRIGHAM HOSPITAL, Boston. (Incorporated 1902.) 

Alexander Cochrane, President; Lawrence H. H. Johnson, Secre- 
tary; Edmund D. Codman, Treasurer. 

Hospital for sick poor in the county of Suffolk. 
Value of investments and cash on hand, $5,248,061.82. 
Not yet in operation. 



PHINEAS STOWE SEAMEN'S HOME, North Bennet St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1886.) 

Report for year ending January 23, 1907. 

Mrs. A. T. Fernald, President; Mrs. E. R. Bell, Secretary; Mrs. 
E. T. Rich, Treasurer; Capt. G. C. Smith, Superintendent. 

To provide a Christian home where no worthy seamen are refused 
admittance. 

Number aided, not definitely stated. Number of beds, 15. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $61 09 

Subscriptions and donations 154 80 

Bequests . . . . 100 00 

On account of persons aided 1,951 60 



$2,267 49 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supphes 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $600 00 


. 1,253 


31 


68 


80 


191 


84 


2 


78 


5 


25 


. $2,121 


98 


145 


51 



$2,267 49 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 

$8,000. 



PREACHERS' AID SOCIETY OF THE NEW ENGLAND ANNUAL CONFER- 
ENCE OF THE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 43 Kilby St., Boston. 
(Incorporated 1858.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1907. 

C. Edwin Miles, M.D., Presidertt; Alonzo R. Weed, Secretary; 
Arthur E. Dennis, Treasurer. 

To aid and relieve the sick, infirm, and aged members of the New 
England Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and 
the needy and distressed widows and orphans of deceased members 
of said Conference. 

Number aided during year, 10. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPOEATIONS. 95 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $1,075 03 

Subscriptions and donations 37 40 

Income from investments . 1,410 00 

Miscellaneous . . . 13 74 



Cr. 

Beneficiaries . . . $1,850 00 

Miscellaneous . . . 247 00 



Total expenses . . $2,097 00 

Cash on hand . . . 439 17 



$2,536 17 



$2,536 17 

Value of investments, $35,249. 



RECEVER UNTERSHTIZUNG FEREIN, Boston. (Incorporated 1907.) 

Frank M. Segall, President; Philip Winecor, Treasurer. 
Establishing and maintaining a place for meeting and assisting 
worthy persons in need. 
No report. 

THE RED CROSS BUREAU, Boston. (Incorporated 1897.) 

Torrey E. Wardner, President; Charles M. Beardslee, Treasurer. 

To aid the worthy poor and unemployed of Boston and vicinity by 
furnishing them with financial assistance, or providing them with pro- 
visions, fuel, clothing, and other necessaries, and by otherwise assist- 
ing and advising them. 

No report. 

THE RED, WHITE AND BLUE CLUB OF BOSTON, Boston. (Incorporated 

1907.) 

Edith L. Jones, President; William G. Tracy, Treasurer. 

To establish and maintain an institution for the benefit of the boys 
of Boston, and especially to promote the development and grow^th of 
true manly character among them, by organizing a club for this pur- 
pose and in other ways. 

No report. 

THE REFUGE IN THE CITY OF BOSTON, 32 Rutland St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1823.) 

Report for year ending January 31, 1907. 

Winthrop S. Scudder, President; James B. Hawkins, Secretary; 
Lewis Kennedy Morse, Treasurer; Miss A. J. Anderson, Swperin- 
iendent. 

To afford relief, assistance, and protection to penitent females. 

Number aided during year, 31, \dz., 7 partly pajdng, 24 free. Num- 
ber of beds, 21. 

Number of paid ofiicers or employees, 5, viz., 1 man, 4 w^omen. 



96 



STATE BOARD OF CHAMTY. [P. D. 17 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 
Bequests . 

Income from investments 
Sale of securities 



$1,479 46 
5,000 00 
3,106 00 
5,244 29 


$14,829 


75 



Cr. 
Provisions and supphes 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and hghting . 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $1,653 


44 


557 


84 


742 


39 


32 


03 


95 


87 


. $3,081 


57 


. 8,694 


95 


. 3,053 


23 



$14,829 75 



(Salaries and certain other expenses paid by Bethesda Society.) 

Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$20,000; value of investments, about $36,500. 



ROBERT B. BRIGHAM HOSPITAL FOR INCURABLES, 

rated 1903.) 



Boston. (Incorpo- 



John Shepard, President; Samuel A. Merrill, Secretary; Charles J. 
Lincoln, Treasurer. 

For the care and medical and surgical treatment of citizens of Boston 
incapable of obtaining a comfortable livelihood by reason of chronic 
or incurable disease. 

Not yet in operation. 



THE ROBERT TREAT PAINE ASSOCIATION, 6 Joy St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1890.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1907. 

Robert Treat Paine, President; John H. Storer, Clerk; Robert T. 
Paine, Jr., Treasurer; Edmund Billings, Superintendent of People's 
Institute. 

To found a Christian charity, to promote the spiritual, moral, 
and physical welfare of the working classes by caring for persons in 
distress, by cultivating kindlier relations betw^een rich and poor, by 
building or maintaining workingmen's institutes, working girls' clubs, 
temperance restaurants, homes for the aged, reading rooms, libraries, 
schools for manual training, or model homes for the people, by foster- 
ing church services, schools, charities or missions, or by whatever 
other means may contribute to the well-being of the working classes. 

Number aided during year, 758, viz., 723 partly paying, 30 free. 
Number of beds, 22. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 15, viz., 7 men, 8 w^omen. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



97 



Dr. 

On account of persons aided $706 00 

Income from investments . 5,865 74 

Overdrawn balance . . 4,504 53 



$11,076 27 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Repairs and improvements 
Running expenses of Peo 

pie's Institute 
Taxes 

Insurance . . . ^ 

Charity gifts 

Total expenses 
Overdrawn 



. $3,182 
. 1,051 


75 

58 


. 1,712 

833 

59 

. 1,200 


42 
16 
60 
00 


. $8,039 
. 3,036 


51 
76 



$11,076 27 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$53,400; value of investments, $49,128.68. 



ROXBURY CHARITABLE SOCIETY, 106 Roxbury St., Roxbury. (Incorpo- 
rated 1799.) 

Report for year ending August 31, 1907. 

C. Edwin Miles, President; William. Dudley Cotton, Jr., Secretary; 
Edward B. Reynolds, Treasurer; Fred M. Briggs, Agent. 
To assist the worthy poor within the limits of old Roxbury. 
Number aided during year, 1,291. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 3 men. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $616 85 

Subscriptions and donations 678 50 

Income from investments . 6,459 92 

Wood sales at wood yard . 4,691 47 



$12,446 74 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . $2,400 00 

Wood and coal . . . 3,546 96 

Beneficiaries and dispensary 4,849 18 

Miscellaneous . . . 249 01 



Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate 
$12,775.63; value of investments, $149,782.50. 



$11,045 15 

1,137 80 

263 79 

$12,446 74 

purposes, 



ROXBURY FEMALE BENEVOLENT SOCIETY, Putnam Chapel, Putnam St., 
Roxbm-y. (Incorporated 1881.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1906. 

Miss Mary S. Parker, President; Miss Helen S. Rogers, Secretary; 
Alfred M. Bullard, Treasurer. 

To aid deserving poor women of Roxbury with material for sewing. 
Number aided during year, 25. 

Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 
Sale of garments 
Miscellaneous 



$708 94 

34 00 

390 20 

197 48 

15 00 


Cr. 
To beneficiaries 
Materials for sewing . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 


. $246 83 

244 91 

10 95 


. $502 69 
842 93 


$1,345 62 


$1,345 62 



Value of investments, $9,100. 



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ROXBURY HOME FOR AGED WOMEN, 64 Bartlett St., Roxbury. (Incorpo- 
rated 1905.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Mrs. F. D. Osgood, President; Mrs. Mabel Rogers, Secretary; 
Carrie J. Littlefield, Treasurer; Mrs. Emily F. Holley, Matron. 
Number aided during year, 10. Number of beds, 8. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Admission fees . 
Income from investments 





Cr. 




$2,856 55 


Salaries and wages 


$526 00 


584 42 


Provisions and suppUes 


972 11 


1,000 00 


Repairs and improvements . 


59 25 


181 87 


Heating and Ughting . 


202 84 




Printing and postage . 
Total expenses 


35 25 




$1,795 45 




Cash on hand 


2,827 39 


$4,622 84 


$4,622 84 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$10,000; value of investments, $3,000. 



ROXBURY HOME FOR CHILDREN AND AGED WOMEN, 5 Burton Ave., Rox- 
bury. (Incorporated 1856.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1907. 

Edward B. Reynolds, President; Mary S. Parker, Secretary; Joseph 
G. Shed, Treasurer; Harriett E. Richards, Matron. 

Home for aged women, and outside aid to widows and indigent 
children. Admission fee to Home, $300. 

Number aided during year, 36. Number of beds, 31. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7, viz., 1 man, 6 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


$1,277 81 


Salaries and wages 


$2,283 39 


Subscriptions and donations 


3 528 85 


Provisions and supplies 


2,825 82 


Bequests . 


2,000 00 


Repairs and improvements, 




Admission fees . 


600 00 


etc. . . 


2,708 90 


Income from investments 


7,209 18 


Heating and lighting . 


813 49 


Mortgage . 


1,000 00 


Telephone 


41 91 


Securities sold 


2,000 00 


Board . . . . 


376 14 


Drawn from savings bank 


200 00 


Children's aid , 
Total expenses 


192 00 




$9,241 65 






Investments during year 


5,100 78 






Cash on hand 


473 41 




$14,815 84 


$14,815 84 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$10,000; value of investments, $147,088.12. 



Partn.] CHAKITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



99 



ROXBURY HOMCEOPATHIC DISPENSARY, 1224 Tremont St., Roxbury. (In- 
corporated 1887.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

William G. Cousins, President; W. W. Davis, Secretary; Willis H. 
Weinz, D.M.D., Treasurer; W. H. H. Gary, M.D., Physician in 
charge. 

Free medical treatment and diets for the needy poor. Charge of 
ten cents for medicines for such as are able to pay. 

Number aided during year, 5,959, viz., 5,647 partly pacing, 312 
free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4 men. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


$16 34 


Salaries and wages 


$628 41 


Subscriptions and donations 


914 50 


Drugs and medicines . 


222 67 


On account of persons aided 


571 65 


Repairs and improvements . 


455 64 


Income from investments , 


737 25 


Heating and hghting . 


161 23 






Printing and postage . 


99 80 






Furnishings 


31 18 






Taxes, interest, and insur- 








ance .... 


583 26 






Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


31 16 




$2,213 35 






Cash on hand 


26 39 




$2,239 74 


$2,239 74 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$2,200; value .of investments, $9,400. 



ROXBURY LADIES' AID AND FUEL SOCIETY, Roxbury. (Incorporated 1896.) 

Mrs. M. Levin, President; Mrs. Maurice F. Cohen, Secretary; INIrs. 
I. Seamon, Treasurer. 

To give relief to needy and destitute Hebrew families of Boston. 
No report. 



ROXBURY NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE ASSOCIATION, 1 Dayton Ave., Roxbury. 

(Incorporated 1900.) 

Rev. James DeNormandie, President; John Page Cotton, Secre- 
tary; Anselm L. Bacon, Treasurer; Sarah Perry Browning, Head 
Resident. 

A college settlement house. 

No report. 



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THE RUGGLES STREET NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE. 147-155 Ruggles St., 
Boston. (Incorporated 1902.) 

Report for year ending June 30, 1907. 

Mrs. Pauline Agassiz Shaw, President; Frederick J. Pingree, 
Treasurer; INIiss Caroline L. Auld, Matron. 

Pro\dding for the care and training of children from eighteen months 
to six years of age, when the mother is obliged to support the family, 
and at times of special need; to give instruction in industrial werk 
to older children and their parents; to carry on classes for the social 
and ci\dc welfare of the neighborhood. 

Number aided during year, 741. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 16, viz., 2 men, 14 women. 



Dr. 



From Mrs. Shaw 



Cr. 



$8,368 10 


Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and furnishings 
Fuel and lights . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 


$4,634 21 

1,689 74 

965 61 

376 87 

701 67 


$8,368 10 


$8,368 10 



Value of property owned by Mrs. Shaw and occupied for corpo- 
rate purposes, $13,300. 



ST. ELIZABETH'S HOSPITAL OF BOSTON, 61 West Brookline St., Boston. 

(Incorporated 1872.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Right Rev. Mgr. William Byrne, V.G., President; Edward A. Mc- 
Laughlin, Secretary; Sister M. Rose, Treasurer and Superintendent. 

Care of sick, poor, and aged women of Boston and vicinity, regard- 
less of creed or nationality. 

Number aided during year, 940, viz., 293 paying, 475 partly paying, 
172 free; also 12,447 out-patients. Number of beds, 154. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 44, viz., 6 men, 38 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . . . . 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Training school . 
Medicines sold 
Miscellaneous 



$51,335 


30 


10,511 


50 


779 


93 


21,727 


85 


2,334 


66 


1,250 


43 


2,498 


88 


650 


00 


$91,088 


55 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $7,234 
. 12,079 
. 1,368 


45 
51 

28 


. 1,710 


18 


. 2,046 
43 


97 
45 


. $24,482 84 
. 11,000 00 


. 55,605 


71 



$91,088 55 



Part II.] CHAKITABLE CORPORATIOXS. 



101 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
^1,000; value of investments, 134,700. 



ST. JOSEPH'S ASSOCIATION OF BOSTON, Charles St., Boston. 

1907.) 



(Incorporated 



P. J. 



J. E. Millevick, President; P. J. McCormack, Secretary, 
Walsh, Treasurer and Superintendent. 

To promote and encourage religion and education, to disseminate 
charity, to pursue literature, music and dramatics, to conduct in- 
dustrial classes, to encourage athletics, aquatics, etc. 

First year not completed. 



ST. JOSEPH'S HOME, 41-45 East Brookline St., Boston. (Incorporated 1867.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Most Rev. John Joseph Williams, President and Treasurer; Rev. 
William P. McQuaid, Secretary; M. Ledoux, Superintendent. 

To provide shelter, food, and work for deserving young women, 
residents or immigrants. 

Number aided during year, 968, yiz., 689 paying, 31 partly paying, 
248 free. Number of beds, 70. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7, viz., 1 man, 6 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 



$193 43 

2,492 80 

195 00 

4,379 23 



$7,260 46 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$662 75 

2,086 65 

3,678 54 

$6,427 94 

832 52 

$7,260 46 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes^ 
$18,000; value of furniture, $700. 



ST. LUKE'S HOME FOR CONVALESCENTS, 149 Roxbury St., Boston. (Incor- 
porated 1872.) 

Report for year ending October 18, 1906. 

Rt. Rev. William Lawrence, D.D., President; Stephen Chase, Sec- 
retary; W. H. Aspinwall, Treasurer; Mrs. P. R. Wills, Matron. 
Care of needy and destitute convalescent women. 
Number aided during year, 262. Number of beds, 26. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 7, viz., 1 man, 6 women. 



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i . 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Ca^li on hand . . . S714 70 


Salaries and wages 


$2,852 45 


Subscriptions and donations 6,632 84 


Pi'ovisions and supplies 


5,066 89 


Income frona investments . 4,076 75 


Repairs and improvements 


747 26 


Securities sold . . . 8,692 75 


Heating and lighting . 


751 88 


Miscellaneous . . . 93 30 


Printing and postage . 


105 63 




Legal expenses . 


150 00 




Notes paid 


2,344 00 




Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


496 46 




$12,514 57 




Investments during year 


6,919 31 




Cash on hand 


776 46 


$20,210 34 


$20,210 34 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$27,819.50; value of investments, $105,312.93. 



ST. MARY'S INFANT ASYLUM AND LYING-IN HOSPITAL, Everett Ave., 
Dorchester. (Incorporated 1874.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1907. 

Rev. Peter Ronan, President; William H. Hardy, Secretary; Ed- 
ward Kelley, Jr., Treasurer; Sister Euphemia, Sister Superior. 

The care, support, and education of foundlings and destitute chil- 
dren under three years of age, and the maintenance of a l}dng-in 
hospital. 

Number aided during year, 273 women, viz., 112 paying, 66 partly 
paying, 95 free; 807 children, viz., 219 partly paying, 588 free. Num- 
ber of beds, 190. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 59, viz., 3 men, 56 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $848 48 

Subscriptions and donations 16,779 68 

Bequests .... 7,512 27 

On accoimt of persons aided 7,004 45 

Income from investments . 750 00 



$32,894 88 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


. $4,313 00 


Provisions and suppUes 


. 13,311 24 


Repairs and improvements 


. 2,256 33 


Heating and hghting . 


. 2,191 32 


Printing and postage . 


429 20 


Interest on mortgage . 


. 1,425 76 


Miscellaneous 


102 90 


Total expenses 


. $24,029 75 


Cash on hand . 


. 8,865 13 




$32,894 88 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
S83,000. 



ST. VINCENT'S ORPHAN ASYLUM, corner Camden St. and Shawmut Ave., 
Boston. (Incorporated 1834.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1907. 

Thomas Dwight, President; John P. Leahy, Secretary; Hugh 
Carey, Treasurer; Sister Mary Ann, Superintendent. 

Care and education of orphan girls of the Catholic faith. 



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103 



Number aided during year, 280, viz., 90 paying, 40 partly paying, 
150 free. Number of beds, 250. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 1 man, 2 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $16,669 82 

Subscriptions and donations 1,317 00 
Bequests .... 2,050 00 
On account of persons aided 8,475 08 



$28,511 90 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . $780 00 

Provisions and supphes . 14,461 90 

Repairs and improvements . 2,170 00 

Heating and lighting . . 1,000 00 

Printing and postage . . 100 00 

Total expenses . . $18,511 90 

Cash on hand . . . 10,000 00 

$28,511 90 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$112,700. 



THE SALVATION ARMY OF MASSACHUSETTS, INCORPORATED, People's 
Palace, 8 East Brookline St., Boston; Fresh Air Camp, West Newton. (In- 
corporated 1905.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1907. 

Evangeline Booth, President; Josephine Albright, Secretary; Wil- 
liam Evans, Treasurer; Mrs. William Evans, Clara Van Der Schouw, 
and Mrs. Abraham, Matrons. 

To benefit the poor by relieving their bodies from disease and suffer- 
ing, bringing their minds and hearts under the influence of education 
and the Christian religion, and assisting them to establish themselves 
in life. 

Number aided during year, 24,717, viz., 72 partly paying, 24,645 
free. Number of beds, 69. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 28, ^dz., 8 men, 20 women. 

Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from lunch rooms 
From general funds 



$288 55 


cr. 

Salaries and wages 


$7,195 56 


24,764 00 


Provisions and supplies 


8,112 84 


1,503 30 


Repairs and improvements 


928 26 


18,332 42 


Rent 


1,607 60 


478 07 


Heating and lighting . 


755 08 




Printing and postage . 


1,442 22 




Toys and gifts for poor 


1,732 62 




Carfares 


195 75 




Running expense of lunct 


* 




room for poor men . 


19,748 40 




Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


3,316 79 




$45,035 12 




Cash on hand 


331 22 


$45,366 34 


$45,366 34 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$237,733.53. 



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SCOTS' CHARITABLE SOCIETY, Boston. (Incorporated 1786.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Alexander McGregor, President; Peter F. Patterson, Secretary; 
G. D. Milne, Treasurer. 

To furnish relief to Scotchmen and their immediate descendants 
and to give them information and advice. 

Number aided during year, 521. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $496 27 

Income from investments . 2,332 12 

Initiations and annual dues . 264 00 



$3,092 39 



Cr. 
Charity disbursements 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$1,800 00 

360 18 

$2,160 18 

932 21 

$3,092 39 



Value of property, $59,610, viz., investments, $55,110; burial lots, 
$4,500. 



SHAW ASYLUM FOR MARINERS' CHILDREN, Office, 12 Ashburton Place, 
Boston. (Incorporated 1877.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Quincy A. Shaw, Jr., President; Walter C. Smith, Treasurer and 
Clerk. 

Aid and protection of children of mariners in destitute circumstances, 
under eighteen years of age. Asylum sold; all outside aid. 

Number aided during year, 419. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2, viz., 1 man, 1 woman. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 


. $7,085 16 


Salaries and wages 


. $2,720 00 


Income from investments 


. 23,502 54 


Outside aid 


. 12,811 97 






Office expenses . 


450 50 






Outside aid expenses . 


359 79 



$30,587 70 



Cr. 



Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Casli on hand 



$16,342 26 
6,068 75 
8,176 69 

$30,587 70 



Value of investments, $582,825. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



105 



THE SMORGON AID ASSOCIATION, 41 Revere St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1903.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1906. 

Max Angelevitz, President; Louis L. Schlezinger, Secretary; Jacob 
B. Dana, Treasurer. 

To help the poor and distressed by aiding them financially, and to 
find employment for them. 

Number aided during the year, 8. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand ... $83 00 

Subscriptions and donations 235 65 

Ball 56 71 



$375 36 



Cr. 
Relief given in cash . 
Rent of meeting-room 
Postage and stationery- 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$150 00 

20 00 

21 00 
13 20 

$204 20 
171 16 

$375 36 



SOCIETY FOR HELPING DESTITUTE MOTHERS AND INFANTS, Room 48, 
Charity Building, Chardon St., and 27 Fayette St., Boston. (Incorporated 
1904.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Charles P. Putnam, M.D., President; Lillian Freeman Clarke, 
Secretary; Sarah H. Williamson, Treasurer. 
To aid destitute mothers and infants. 

Number aided during year, 463, the majority partly paying. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 3 women. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 


$112 15 


Salaries and wages * . 


$1,404 00 


Subscriptions and donations 


2,332 30 


Provisions and supplies 


91 44 


On account of persons aided 


41 75 


Rent .... 


220 09 


Income from investments 


195 02 


Printing, postage, telephone 




Miscellaneous 


84 30 


etc 

Board, clothing, and travel- 


272 56 






ling expenses . 


685 08 






Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


51 01 




$2,724 18 






Cash on hand 


41 34 




$2,765 52 


$2,765 52 



Value of investments, $4,099.45. 



SOCIETY FOR MINISTERIAL RELIEF, 25 Beacon St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1850.) 

Report for year ending May 2, 1907. 

Rev. James De Normandie, President; Rev. Edward Hale, Secre- 
tary; Henry Endicott, Treasurer. 

To assist Unitarian ministers whose circumstances have become 



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necessitous. Beneficiaries must be not less than fifty-five years of age, 
and must have an unspotted reputation. From the income of a small 
fund given for the purpose, assistance is given to a few widows of 
Unitarian ministers. 

Number aided during year, 26. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . . . . 

Income from investments 



$4,987 30 


125 


00 


4,934 


73 


9,476 


17 


$19,523 


20 



Cr. 
Printing and postage . 
Paid beneficiaries 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$27 30 

8,810 00 

10 00 

$8,847 30 
6,240 75 
4,435 15 

$19,523 20 



Value of investments, $194,971.50. 



SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION, Boston. (Incor- 
porated 1831.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1907. 

Rev. William H. Lyon, D.D., President; Rev. Benj. R. Bulkeley, 
Secretary; Grenville H. Norcross, Treasurer. 

To assist the Harvard Divinity School and students therein. 

Number aided during year, 40. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


. $2,623 32 


Salaries 


. $100 00 


Income from investments 


6,180 35 


Taxes . 


. 1,206 81 


Investments paid 


. 2,511 40 


Beneficiaries 


. 3,385 23 






Harvard Divinity School 


. 1,501 40 






Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


11 31 




. $6,204 75 






Investments during year 


. 2,422 50 






Cash on hand 


. 2,687 82 


'^ 


$11,315 07 


$11,315 07 



Value of investments, $94,714.80. 



SOCIETY FOR THE RELIEF OF AGED OR DISABLED EPISCOPAL CLERGY- 
MEN, 1 Joy St., Boston. (Incorporated 1846.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Rt. Rev. William Lawrence, D.D., President; Rev. John T. Magrath, 
Secretary; George P. Gardner, Treasurer. 
Number aided during year, 10. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS, 



107 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $1,506 76 

Subscriptions and donations 765 19 

Income from investments . 3,056 01 



$5,327 96 



Cr. 

Paid to beneficiaries 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$3,600 00 
70 25 

$3,670 25 
1,657 71 

$5,327 96 



Value of investments, $70,000. 



SOCIETY FOR THE RELIEF OF THE WIDOWS AND ORPHANS OF THE 
PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 1 Joy St., Boston. (Incorporated 
1841.) 

Report for year ending April 4, 1907. 

Rt. Rev. William Lawrence, President; Rev. R. Kidner, Secretary; 
Russell S. Codman, Treasurer. 

For ttie relief of the widows and orphans of clergymen of the Epis- 
copal Church in Massachusetts. 

Number aided 'during year, 64. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Dividends and interest 
Investments matured . 
Miscellaneous . - . 



$3,438 


30 


193 


26 


8,335 


74 


7,000 


00 


435 


00 


$19,402 


30 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Paid under contract to bene- 
ficiaries . . . . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$62 50 

6,450 00 
280 65 

$6,793 15 

11,070 46 

1,538 69 

$19,402 30 



Value of investments, $184,437.76. 

SOCIETY OF SAINT MARGARET, 86 Mount Vernon St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1882.) 

George O. G. Coale, Clerk. 

For the visitation and nursing of the sick and poor at their homes 
or in hospitals, and for establishing and maintaining orphanages in 
Boston. 

No report. 



SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL OF THE CITY OF BOSTON, 36 Charity 
Building, Hawkins St., Boston. (Incorporated 1869.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Thomas Dwight, M.D., President; Bernard C. Kelley, Secretary; 
Charles V. Dasey, Treasurer. 

Relief of the poor at their homes, by visits from members of forty- 



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three local conferences, all of whom are volunteers. The special work 
of the Society is the care of neglected and abandoned children, juvenile 
offenders, and immigrant girls. 

Number aided during year, 5,098. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 1 man, 2 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 1 . . .$42,065 26 

Subscriptions and donations 24,835 90 

On account of persons aided 1,769 22 

Interest on deposits . . 12 67 

Entertainments, etc. . . 5,665 79 

Miscellaneous . . . 445 88 



$74,794 72 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Pro\'isions and supphes 
Drugs and medicines . 
Clothing and shoes 
Rent paid and board of chil 

dren 
Interments 

Heating and Hghting . 
Printing and postage . 
Cash to famihes 
Donations and bequests paid 

over 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses , . 
Cash on hand ^ . 



$2,122 

20,239 

84 


00 
49 
66 


. 2,170 


77 


. 5,012 
292 


99 
50 


75 


30 


748 


27 


. 5,089 


43 


829 


68 


533 


63 


. $37,198 
. 37,596 


72 
00 


$74,794 


72 



Nearly all in hands of treasurers of forty-three local conferences. 



THE SOCIETY OF THE APOSTOLIC MISSIONARY SISTERS OF THE SACRED 
HEART, 207 North St., Boston. (Incorporated 1904.) 

Domenica Emilia Geminiani, President; Rev. Salvatore Barbato, 
Secretary; Paolina Enrichetta Andena, Treasurer. 

To assist Italian immigrants, especially the children and the poor. 
No report. 



SOUTH BOSTON SAMARITAN SOCIETY, South Boston. (Incorporated 1840.) 
Report for year ending October 31, 1906. 

Mrs. Lucy A. Packard, President; Mrs. E. B. "Wheeler, Secretary; 
Mrs. Annie B. Harrington, Treasurer. 

To render aid to poor of South Boston, regardless of age, sex, creed, 
etc. 

Number aided during year, 22 families. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $18 22 

Subscriptions and donations 7 00 

Income from investments . 80 80 

Investments withdrawn . 1,000 00 



$1,106 02 



Cr. 
Provisions and supphes 
Paid for free bed in Homoe- 
opathic hospital 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$66 00 

1,000 00 

$1,066 00 
40 02 

$1,106 02 



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109 



SOUTH END DAY NURSERY, 25 Dover St., Boston. (Incorporated 1897.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1907. 

Mrs. Thomas Doliber, President; Mrs. C. W. Ernst, Secretary; 
John Duff, Treasurer; Mrs. A. M. Chaffe, Matron. 

Care of children during the day, so that the mothers may go out 
to work. 

Number aided during year, 236, all partly paying. Number of beds, 
28. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 8, viz., 1 man, 7 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $596 34 

Subscriptions and donations 820 00 

Bequests .... 5,000 00 

On account of persons aided 971 95 
Income from investments 

and deposits . . . 737 33 
South End Day Nursery 

AuxiHary . . . 2,105 59 

Entertainments . . . 828 90 

Sales of wood and clothing . 98 40 

Miscellaneous . . . 182 35 



$11,340 86 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Interest on mortgage . 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Water taxes and insurance 
Furnishings 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $2,270 89 
. 1,212 44 


. 1,145 


91 


204 


88 


144 


75 


55 


95 


104 


70 


74 


03 


$5,213 
. 4,767 
. 1,360 


55 
08 
23 



$11,340 86 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$17,000 ($5,000 mortgage); value of investments, $9,584.73. 

SOUTH END DAY NURSERY AUXILIARY, Dover St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1903.) 

Report for year ending May 15, 1907. 

Mrs. Stanley P. Clemens, President; Clara L. Frost, Secretary; 
Mrs. Walter C. Martin, Treasurer. 

Charitable and benevolent objects, chiefly raising money to pay 
mortgages on the South End Day Nursery property. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Entertainments and fairs 
Miscellaneous 



$835 53 

100 00 

2,138 30 

12 27 



$3,086 10 



Cr. 

Gave to nursery 
Interest on mortgage 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$653 50 
252 09 
280 02 

$1,185 61 
1,900 49 

$3,086 10 



SOUTH END DIET KITCHEN, 21 Common St., Boston. (Incorporated 1882.; 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Mrs. Peter C. Brooks, President; Miss Fanny Torrey Sturgis, Sec- 
retary and Treasurer; Miss Roxana Stackpole, Assistant Treasurer; 
Mrs. A. C. Wilder, Matron. 



110 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



To provide food for sick poor. 

Number of diets given during year, 8,432. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $640 54 

Subscriptions and donations 1,500 00 

Diets sold .... 95 96 

Income from investments . 513 93 



S2,750 43 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Provisions and suppHes 

Repairs and improvements 

Rent 

Heating and Ughting , 

Printing and postage . 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $425 


00 


. 1,315 


39 


20 


40 


225 


00 


8 


23 


11 


28 


12 


17 


. $2,017 


47 


732 


96 



$2,750 43 



Value of investments, $14,440.88. 

SOUTH END DISPENSARY AND HOSPITAL, 2A Milford St., Boston. (Incor- 
porated 1893.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Augustus M. Bearse, President; INIiss M. B. Gifford, D.D.S., Sec- 
retary; Benjamin D. Gifford, M.D., Treasurer and Superintendent. 

Dispensary and hospital for the treatment of medical and surgical 
cases. 

Number aided during year, 1,779, viz., 434 paying, 720 partly pay- 
ing, 625 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 3 men, 3 women. 



Dr. 
Subscriptions and donations $1,573 28 
On. account of persons aided 782 50 



$2,355 78 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Surgical suppUes, etc. 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent 

Heating and Hghting . 
Printing and postage . 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $1,483 


85 


291 


25 


60 


00 


360 


00 


84 


00 


22 


50 


. $2,301 


60 


54 


18 



$2,355 78 



THE SOUTH END HOUSE ASSOCIATION, 20 Union Park, 43 East Canton St., 
640 Harrison Ave., Boston. (Incorporated 1898.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Rev. George Hodges, President; William I. Cole, Secretary; James 
A. Lowell, Treasurer; Robert A. AVoods, Head of House. 

For the improvement of the conditions of life and labor in a tene- 
ment and lodging house district by providing opportunities for in- 
dustrial and domestic training and for healthful social intercourse. 
Cooperates with relief -giving agencies. 



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Ill 



Number aided during year, 1,200, viz., 600 partly paying, 600 free. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 17, viz., 5 men, 12 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Board of officers 
Borrowed on mortgage 
Miscellaneous 



$3,548 


78 


16,631 


65 


344 


90 


713 


30 


2,932 


67 


3,500 


00 


452 


95 


$28,124 25 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Interest 
Telephones 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$12,705 

3,778 

2,709 

836 


95 

69 
93 
21 


544 


86 


780 


00 


245 


75 


507 


57 


. $22,108 
. 4,500 
. 1,515 


96 
00 
29 



$28,124 25 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
,000; value of investments, $15,672.90. 



SOUTH END INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL, 45 Bartlett St., Roxbury. (Incorporated 

1884.) 

Report for year ending December 31^ 1906. 

Miss Louise Howe, President; Mrs. Arthur C. Wise, Secretary; 
William H. Varney, Treasurer; Amelia R. Damon, Superintendent. 

Industrial training for the poor of the southern wards of Boston, 
also social work among the pupils. 

Number aided during year, 600. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 19, viz., 7 men, 12 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 

Bequests . 

Income from investments 

Investments paid 

Printing receipts . 

Sale of printing plant . 

Miscellaneous 



$2,465 
3,907 
5,000 


82 
40 
00 


1,348 


79 


4,747 


50 


1,466 71 
280 00 


106 


89 


$19,323 


11 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
'Repairs and improvements 
Heating and hghting . 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $3,879 
. 1,905 


27 
11 


134 


76 


345 


33 


159 


30 


420 


41 


. $6,844 
. 10,330 


18 
32 


. 2,148 


61 



$19,323 11 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$20,488.44; value of investments, $33,208.88. 



STOKLESOK AID ASSOCIATION, Leverett St., Boston. (Incorporated 1907.) 

Henry Cohen, President; Samuel Allen, Treasurer. 
Taking care of sick members, and helping natives of Stoklesok, 
when they are in distress, by voluntary contributions. 
No report. 



112 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



THE STUDENTS' HOME ASSOCIATION, Boston. (Incorporated 1899.) 

Mrs. W. R. Taylor, President; Mrs. I. E. Chase Myricks, Treasurer, 
Establishing and maintaining a home for students who are pursuing 

their studies in Boston or vicinity, with places therein for reading 

rooms, a library, and social meetings. 
No report. 



SUFFOLK DISPENSARY, 4 Charter St., Boston. (Incorporated 1891.) 
Report for year ending October 31, 1906. 

Albert C. Smith, President and Treasurer; Silas S. Bradford, Sec- 
retary; Mrs. B. E. Benson, Superintendent. 

To afford free medical aid to the worthy poor of all creeds, classes, 
and races. Open night and day. 

Number aided during year, 26,226, viz., 10,718 partly paying, 15,508 
free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7, viz., 6 men, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $401 90 

Subscriptions and donations 8,945 36 

On account of persons aided 658 09 



$10,005 35 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . $2,334 00 

Drugs and medicines . . 6,142 85 

Repairs and improvements . 125 25 

Rent . . . . 720 00 

Miscellaneous . . . 185 55 

Total expenses . . $9,507 65 

Cash on hand . . . 497 70 

$10,005 35 



THE SUNNYSIDE DAY NURSERY, 41 Blossom St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1902.) 

Mrs. Francis B. Crowninshield, President; Miss F. C. Sturgis, Sec- 
retary; Charles R. Sturgis, Treasurer; Miss S. E. Hines, Superin- 
tendent. 

Care of young children of working mothers. Fee, five cents a day. 

No report. • 



SWISS BENEVOLENT SOCIETY, Boston. (Incorporated 1865.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1905. 

William Conza, President; Mrs. Johanna Von Euw, Secretary; 
Mrs. Elizabeth C. Fischer, Treasurer; Jacob L. Alther, Agent. 
Advice and assistance to Swiss citizens, etc. 
Number aided during year, 43. 



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113 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
From Swiss government 
Interest on deposits 







Cr. 




$2,429 60 


Printing and postage . 


$17 80 


215 80 


Aid given . 


, 


175 50 


48 00 


Donated to Swiss Relief So- 




83 75 


ciety of San 


Francisco, 






Cal. 


, 


50 00 




Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


• 


10 30 




$253 60 




Cash on hand . 


• ' 


2,523 55 


$2,777 15 


$2,777 15 



TALMUD TORAH HEBREW FREE SCHOOL OF EAST BOSTON, East Boston. 

(Incorporated 1903.) 

Barnet Levy, President; Nathan Block, Secretary; Samuel Wilensky, 
Treasurer. 

Maintaining a school for the instruction of Jewish children in the 
Hebrew language and Jewish history after the hours of the public 
schools. 

No report. 



TEMPORARY HOME FOR WORKING WOMEN, 453 Shawmut Ave.. Boston. 

(Incorporated 1878.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1906. 

Miss Ellen F. Mason, President; Mrs. E. J. Burke, Secretary; 
Richard C. Storey, Treasurer; Miss Edith E. Wood, Superintendent. 

Temporary home for women out of work. 

Number aided during year, 584, viz., 173 paying, 411 free. Number 
of beds, 25. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Miscellaneous 



$717 44 

1,284 71 

1,980 00 

2,572 62 

1,478 11 

13 50 



$8,046 38 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supphes 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and hghting . 
Printing and postage . 
Laimdry and sewing-room 

expenses 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$2,032 21 

1,802 04 

331 89 

455 99 

69 97 



312 
194 


67 
25 


$5,199 

2,141 

705 


02 
61 
75 



$8,046 38 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$15,000; value of investments, $43,635. 



114 



STATE BOAED OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17, 



THE TREMONT DISPENSARY, 



1050 Columbus Ave., Boston. 
1895.) 



(Incorporated 



Report for year ending September 30, 1907. 

Spencer W. Richardson, President and Treasurer; Rev. William R. 
Campbell, Secretary; Dr. George W. Kaan, Superintendent. 
To relieve worthy sick poor near Roxbury Crossing. 
Number aided during year, 5,879 cases. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $2,969 51 

Subscriptions and donations 500 00 

On account of persons aided 594 49 

Interest on deposit . . 152 73 



$4,216 73 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent 

Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Water tax 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$415 


00 


161 


02 


47 


36 


326 


00 


112 


03 


24 


25 


30 


00 


55 


56 


. $1,171 


22 


. 3,045 


51 



$4,216 73 



TRINITY CHURCH HOME FOR THE AGED (RACHEL ALLEN MEMORIAL), 

Windsor St., Boston. (Incorporated 1907.) 

Report for year ending November 1, 1906. 

Alexander Mann, President; Miss Isabel Fabyan, Secretary; Miss 
Susan C. Amory, Treasurer; JVIrs. Esther K. McCaslin, Matron. 

A boarding home for aged women, parishioners of Trinity Parish. 

Number aided during year, 16, paying and partly paying. Number 
of beds, 17. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 1 man, 3 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


$511 83 


Salaries and wages 


$1,130 00 


Subscriptions and donations 


274 00 


Provisions and supplies 


1,727 06 


Bequests .... 


2,000 00 


Repairs and improvements 


28 00 


On account of persons aided 


3,123 50 


Rent . . 


960 00 


Income from investments 


75 00 


Heating and lighting . 


215 83 


Proceeds of sale . 


1,316 00 


Printing and postage . 


38 11 


Miscellaneous 


153 00 


Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


1,038 17 




$5,137 17 






Investments during year 


2,000 00 






Cash on hand . 


316 16 




$7,453 33 


$7,453 33 



Value of investments, $3,000. 



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115 



TRINITY DISPENSARY, 38 Chambers St., Boston. (Incorporated 1889.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

E. N. Fenno, President; Edw. W. Grew, Secretary and Treasurer. 
To give medical advice and treatment to women and girls out of 
working hours. Fee, ten cents. 
Number aided during year, 1,616. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 4 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

On account of persons aided 
Interest on deposits 
Miscellaneous 



$1,872 72 

1,526 76 

38 89 

25 00 



$3,463 37 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Drugs and medicines 
Heating and lighting 
Printing and postage 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$612 00 

494 99 

30 88 

28 75 

72 41 

$1,239 03 
2,224 34 

$3,463 37 



TRUSTEES OF THE CHARITY OF EDWARD HOPKINS, 28 State St., Boston. 

(Incorporated 1827.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1907. 

Charles P. Bowditch, Secretary and Treasurer. 
Distribution of rewards to meritorious Harvard undergraduates, 
divinity students, and scholars of Cambridge schools. 
Number aided during year, not stated. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Income from investments 

From sale of investments 



$3,000 18 

3,139 21 

15,002 50 



$21,141 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Paid beneficiaries 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$200 00 

2,784 88 

21 38 

$3,006 26 

15,175 00 

2,960 63 

$21,141 89 



Value of investments, 160,793.35. 



TRUSTEES OF THE CHARLESTOWN POOR'S FUND, Old City Hall, Charles- 
town. (Incorporated 1825.) 

Report for year ending January 31, 1907. 

Gardner Bates, President; Benjamin F. Stacey, Secretary and 
Treasurer. 
Distribution of coal to worthy poor not aided by the city of Boston. 
Number aided during year, 300. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



lU) 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 
Bequests . 

Income from investments 
Sale of investments 



$669 


73 


8,374 


27 


1,871 


91 


5,908 


00 


$16,823 91 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Printing and postage . 
Coal 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$125 00 

12 15 

1,319 64 

7 05 

$1,463 84 

14,274 27 

1,085 80 



$16,823 91 



Value of investments, $35,820.07. 

TRUSTEES OF THE EAST BOSTON LADIES GMILAS CHASED ASSOCIA- 
TION, East Boston. (Incorporated 1900.) 

Solomon Goldberg, President; M. M. Lurie, Secretary; Annie 
Wolf son. Treasurer. 

Loaning money to poor families, without interest. 
No report. 

TRUSTEES OF JOHN BOYLSTON'S CHARITABLE DONATIONS FOR THE 
BENEFIT AND SUPPORT OF AGED POOR PERSONS, AND OF ORPHANS 
AND DESERTED CHILDREN, 17 Charity Building, Hawkins St., Boston. 
(Incorporated 1803.) 

Report for year ending January 31, 1907. 

William P. Fowler, President; Benjamin Pettee, Secretary; Richard 
C. Humphreys, Treasurer. 

Aid of persons over fifty years of age who have seen better days, 
and support of orphans and deserted children under fourteen years 
of age; settlement in Boston required. 

Number aided during year, 43, viz., 16 adults, 27 children. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Income from investments 


. $1,214 09 
. 7,000 63 


Cr. 
Board of children 
Payments to adults . 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand . 


. $3,981 26 
775 00 




. $4,756 26 
. 3,458 46 




$8,214 72 


$8,214 72 



Value of investments, $190,010. 



THE TRUSTEES OF ST. STEPHEN'S SETTLEMENT IN BOSTON, Florence 
St., Boston. (Incorporated 1905.) 

Harry Burnett, President; C. S. Sargent, Jr., Treasurer. 

Managing and administering all forms of charitable, educational, 
and philanthropic work at present connected with St. Stephen's 
Church, on Florence 'St., in said Boston, and especially the neighbor- 
hood work, so called, for the benefit and social and moral elevation of 



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117 



the poor people attending the services of said churchy or living in its 
vicinity. 
No report. 

TRUSTEES OF THE PERMANENT PEACE FUND, 27 State St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1863.) 

Report for year ending May 1, 1907. 

Rev. George R. Leavitt, D.D., President; Rev. Horace H. Leavitt, 
Secretary; Thomas H. Russell, Treasurer. 

To hold and manage funds devoted to the support and promotion 
of the cause of international peace, subject to terms and conditions of 
donors of funds. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . S6,573 83 

Income from investments . 5,200 50 

Miscellaneous . - . 80 93 



$11,855 26 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$600 00 


Repairs and improvements . 


613 86 


Taxes on real estate . 


970 57 


Interest on mortgage . 


512 50 


Paid American Peace Society 


2,456 94 


Miscellaneous 


111 50 


Total expenses 


$5,265 37 


Cash on hand 


6,589 89 




$11,855 26 



Value of investments, $112,293.90. 



THE TYLER STREET DAY NURSERY COMPANY, 62-64 Tyler St., Boston. 

(Incorporated 1892.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1906. 

Mrs. Thomas Mack, President; Miss Mary Rousmaniere, Secre- 
tary; L. Vernon Briggs, Treasurer; Miss Jessie G. Foster, Matron. 

Care during the day of young children of working mothers; also 
training of nursemaids for children. Fee, according to ability to pay. 

Number aided during year, 139. Number of cribs, 38. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 12, viz., 1 man, 11 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 


Cash on hand 


$847 56 


Salaries and wages 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,834 38 


Provisions and supphes 


Nurseiy fees 


587 31 


Repairs and improvements . 


Interest on deposits . 


25 60 


Interest on mortgages and 


Loan .... 


1,325 00 


notes .... 


Miscellaneous 


288 30 


Fuel, hght, water, and rent . 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand . 




$4,908 15 





$2,267 

1,300 

306 


74 
97 

22 


501 


50 


215 


16 


45 


49 


126 


19 


$4,763 
144 


27 
88 



$4,908 15 



118 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



Value of property o^Yned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$16,100; value of furniture, etc., $1,600. 



UNION RESCUE MISSION, 64A Dover St., Boston. (Incorporated 1891.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

F. F. Da^ddson, President; Geo. C. Howes, Secretary and Treasurer; 
P. E. Call, Superintendent. 

Religious and charitable work among fallen men, women, and 
children; including supplies of clothing, meals, etc. 

Number aided during year, 1,500. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 2 men, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . . . $14 45 

Subscriptions and donations 4,093 96 



$4,108 41 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent 

Heating and lighting . 
Printing, postage, and sta- 
tionery . 
Charity 

Telephone, advertising, etc 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $1,900 50 


150 


97 


400 


00 


270 


89 


310 


28 


542 


64 


127 


34 


387 


15 


. $4,089 


77 


18 


64 



$4,108 41 



UNITED HEBREW BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION, 13 Charity Building, Haw- 
kins St., Boston. (Incorporated 1867.) 

Simon Vorenberg, President; M. Kallman, Recording Secretary; 
A. A. White, Financial Secretary; M. H. Goldschmidt, Treasurer; 
Max Mitchell, Superintendent. 

Temporary aid of Jewish poor, resident in Boston for at least one 
year. 

No report. 



THE UNITED STATES VOLUNTEER LIFE SAVING CORPS OF VOLUNTEER 
LIFE SAVERS (DEPT. OF MASSACHUSETTS), 17 Milk St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1901.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1907. 

James R. Howe, President; Ernest H. Luebbers, Jr., Secretary; 
William P. Jackson, Treasurer and Superintendent. 

To form crews of volunteer life savers on the inland waters and 
coast watering places not in conflict with the United States Life Saving 
Service, equip them with life-saving supplies, and instruct them in 
rescuing and resuscitating the drowning. 

Number rescued during year, 30. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4 men. 



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119 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Sale of badges, etc. 
Receipts from concerts 
Deficit .... 



$128 80 

533 00 

44 45 

149 76 

259 04 



SI, 115 05 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Directors' expenses 

Rent 

Yearly events and carnival 

Expressage 

Boats bought and hired 

Life-saving supplies, etc. 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $346 05 


39 


30 


65 


00 


36 


17 


19 


30 


111 


50 


336 


90 


51 


05 


. $1,005 


27 


109 


78 



$1,115 05 



VINCENT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, 44-46 Chambers St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1890.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1907. 

Robert Amory, Presideiit; Rev. Reuben Kidner, Secretary; Ed- 
ward N. Fenno, Jr., Treasurer; Miss Jean C. Eraser, Matron. 

Hospital care for poor women and girls over twelve years of age. 

Number aided during year, 236, viz., 112 paying, 39 partly paying, 
85 free. Number of beds, 24. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 13, viz., 1 man, 12 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

On accoiint of persons aided 
Income from investments 
From attendants for training 

course . 
Miscellaneous 



Cr. 



$1,782 65 


Salaries and wages 


$4,974 53 


1,643 11 


Provisions and suppHes 


3,857 21 


10,996 01 


Drugs and medicines . 


873 80 


5,603 89 


Repairs and improvements . 


351 75 


4,574 58 


Fuel and gas 


747 84 




Printing and telephone 


430 90 


751 50 


Laundry, water tax, etc. 


343 23 


554 00 


Etherizing 

Miscellaneous and general 


325 00 




expenses 
Total expenses 


372 91 




$12,277 17 




Investments during year 


11,946 67 




Cash on hand 


1,681 90 


$25,905 74 


$25,905 74 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$27,500; value of investments, $108,000. 



WASHINGTONIAN HOME, 41 Waltham St., Boston. (Incorporated 1859.) 

Report for year ending April 28, 1907. 

Solomon B. Stebbins, President; Samuel W. Sargent, Secretary; 
Henry W. Hart, Treasurer; V. A. Ellsworth, M.D., Physician and 
Superintendent. 

Care and reformation of inebriates. 

Number aided during year, 872, all partly paying. Number of beds, 
38. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 10, viz., 3 men, 7 women. 



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Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $5,809 93 

On account of persons aided 13,074 00 
Income from investments 

and deposits . . . 3,482 98 

Miscellaneous . . . 11 00 



$22,377 91 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Insurance . 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $3,494 


98 


6,461 


54 


531 


50 


. 2,890 43 


. 1,172 


86 


96 


74 


577 


89 


. $15,225 94 


. 4,077 


3a 


. 3,074 


64 



$22,377 91 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$72,800; value of investments, $46,080. 

WELLS MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION, 985-989 WasMngton St., Boston. (Incui- 

porated 1879.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1907. 

Robert Treat Paine, President; Josiah H. Quincy, Secretary; Ed- 
mund Billings, Treasurer. 

To provide working people with the means for social intercourse, 
mutual happiness, mental and moral improvement, and rational rec- 
reation. 

Number aided during year, 1,763. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 15, viz., 9 men, 6 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 

Membership and class fees 

Rent of halls 

Lowell free lecture fund 

Loan 

Miscellaneous 



$10 95 


3,024 


00 


1,763 


00 


4,411 


00 


1,850 


00 


1,000 


00 


748 


82 


$12,807 


77 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Repairs and improvements 
Paid note . 
Lowell free lectures 
Printing, telephone, and 

postage . 
Heating and lighting . 
Entertainments 
Expenses of bowUng alley 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $5,934 


13 


259 


53 


500 


00 


. 1,813 


16 


502 


14 


. 1,852 


25 


692 


82 


212 


68 


. 1,021 


77 


. $12,788 48 


19 


29 



$12,807 77 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$50,000; value of investments, $5,000. 



WENTWORTH INSTITUTE, Boston. (Incorporated 1904.) 

John D. Long, President; Frederic Atherton, Secretary; Paul 
Barron Watson, Treasurer. 

Furnishing education in the mechanical arts. 
Value of investments, $383,449.80; cash, $2,832.30. 
Not yet in operation. 



Part II.] CHAKITABLE COEPOKATIOXS. 121 



WEST END GEMILATH CHESED ASSOCIATION, 35 Spring St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1906.) 

Samuel Sbeinfeine, President; Annie Yveinbaum, Treasurer. 
Rendering financial assistance to those in need by voluntary con- 
tributions. 
No report. 

WHITE CROSS AID AND HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION, 193 Main St., Charles- 
town. (Incorporated 1899.) 

William A. Butman, M.D., Treasurer. 

To provide medical and surgical aid for those in need of it^ and 
otherwise assist the poor. 
No report. 

THE WIDOWS' SOCIETY OF BOSTON, Boston. (Incorporated 1828.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1906. 

Miss A. T. Reynolds, President; Mrs. Wilham Caleb Loring, Sec- 
retary; Henry S. Hunnewell, Treasurer. 

Assistance of widows and spinsters, residents of Boston. 
Number aided during year, 129. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $4,130 42 

Subscriptions and donations 5,819 50 

Bequests . _ . . . 2,043 80 

Income from investments . 6,519 81 



Cr. 

Paid to widows . . . SI 1,347 44 



Total expenses . . §11,347 44 

Investments during year . 2,086 28 
Cash on hand . . . 5,079 81 



$18,513 53 



$18,513 53 
Value of investments, $164,7ia.30. 

THE WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION AND HOME 
FOR AGED PERSONS, 125 Highland St., Roxbury. (Incorporated 1903.) 

Joseph H. Frye, President; Charles H. Scales, Secretary; Frederick 
H. Mansfield, Treasurer. 

Procuring by purchase the WilHam Lloyd Garrison homestead in 
Roxbury, to preserve the same as a permanent memorial of him, and 
to utilize it as a home for aged persons. 

Not in active operation. 

WINCHESTER HOME FOR AGED WOMEN, 10 Eden St., Charlestown. (In- 
corporated 1865.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

John Turner, President; Mrs. George A. Sanderson, Secretary; 

George S. Poole, Treasurer; Mrs. Cora A. Roberts, Superintendent. 

Home for aged women of American parentage, at least sixty years 



li>2 



STATE BOARD OF CHAEITY. [P. D. 17. 



of noe, residents of Charlestown for ten years. iVdmission, $100 and 
furniture for room; ^^'ithout furniture, $150. 

Number aided during year, 38. Number of beds, 35. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 1 man, 5 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subsci-iptions and donations 
Bequests . 
Admission fees . 
Income from investments 
Investments returned . 
Miscellaneous 



$2,583 


05 


84 


00 


1,574 


27 


500 


00 


8,199 


09 


12,595 


00 


259 


46 


$25,794 87 1 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 
Pro\dsions and suppHes 


$2,139 00 
2,366 19 


Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Taxes (real estate a n c 


3,145 29 

1,106 15 

50 00 


water) . 
Insurance . 


1,063 99 
62 03 


Funeral expenses 
^Miscellaneous 


245 50 
521 27 


Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 


$10,699 42 

11,260 50 

3,834 95 




$25,794 87 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$40,000; value of investments, $121,507.47. 



THE WOMAN'S CHARITY CLUB HOSPITAL CORPORATION, Parker Hill 
Ave., Roxbury. (Incorporated 1903.) 

Report for year ending April 19, 1907. 

Mrs. Julia K. Dyer, President; Mrs. A. L. Tallman, Secretary; 
Mrs. Harriette L. Reed, Treasurer; IMiss Caroline V. Broughton, 
Housekeeper. 

To maintain a hospital for the surgical treatment of abdominal dis- 
eases of women. 

Number aided during year, 195, viz., 63 paying, 61 partly paying, 
71 free. Number of beds, 29. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 26, ^dz., 1 man, 25 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On accoiint of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Earnings of nurses 
Miscellaneous 



$657 


98 


1,872 


06 


500 


00 


4,618 


95 


1,721 


00 


788 


41 


177 


50 


$10,335 


90 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 
Provisions and suppUes 
Drugs and medicines . 


$4,425 39 

2,557 80 

620 59 


Repairs and improvements 
Heating and hghting . 
Printing and postage . 

Water 


496 19 

1,155 46 

25 34 

174 50 


Payment of loan 
Miscellaneous 


300 00 
217 63 


Total expenses 
Cash on hand 


$9,972 90 
363 00 




$10,335 90 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$36,600; value of investments, $29,000. 



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123 



WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY SOCIETY OF THE NEW ENGLAND CON- 
FERENCE OF THE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 36 Hull St., 
Boston. (Incorporated 1902.) 

Report for year ending July 31, 1907. 

Sarah A. Jacobs, President; R. L. Douglas, Secretary; Ellen J. 
Webster, Treasurer; Prof. Henriette J. Cooke, Superintendent. 

Cooperating with other agencies of the Methodist Episcopal Church 
in educational and missionary work, especially treatment of the sick 
at the institution and at their homes. Small fee required from such 
as are able to pay. 

Number aided during year, 14,650, viz., 14,000 partly paying, 650 
free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Interest on deposits 



$221 00 

2,653 00 

500 00 

1,894 00 

42 00 



$5,310 00 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
ProAdsions and supphes 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent 

Heating and Lighting . 
Printing and postage . 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $1,902 90 


. 1,417 


30 


150 


00 


294 


88 


577 


89 


500 


00 


. $4,842 97 


467 


03 



$5,310 00 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$27,500; value of furnishings, $2,500. 



WOMEN' SJEDUCATIONAL AND INDUSTRIAL UNION, 264 Boylston St., 
Boston. (Incorporated 1880.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1907. 

Mary Morton Kehew, President; Henrietta I. Goodrich, Secre- 
tary; Helen Pierce, Treasurer. 

To increase fellowship among women, in order to promote the best 
practical methods of securing their educational, industrial, and social 
advancement. The Union acts through departments of trade train- 
ing, industrial conditions, inter-municipal research, social service, 
legal aid, lectures, food salesroom, handwork salesroom, lunch rooms, 
business agency, and domestic reform league. 

Number aided during year, not stated. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 156, viz., 3 men, 153 women. 



124 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Membership fees 


. $4,000 00 


Salaries and wages 


. $68,739 86 


Bequests and donations 


. 10,740 50 


Repairs and improvements 


. 2,586 18 


Income from investments 


191 05 


Rent 


. 1,693 82 


From departments 


. 208,665 18 


Heating, lighting, power, etc 


. 3,127 70 


Miscellaneous 


. 3,667 27 


Postage, stationery, etc. 


741 04 






Running expenses of depart 


- 






ments . 


. 147,406 38 






Lliscellaneous 
Total expenses 


699 47 




$224,994 45 






Cash on hand 


809 71 






Invested . 


. 1,459 84 




$227,264 00 


$227,264 00 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$231,000; value of investments, $55,758.23. 

THE WORKERS' GUILD, 53 State St., Boston. (Incorporated 1906.) 

Eva L. Van Dyke, President; Laura Hallett, Secretary; Florence 
E. McGee, Treasurer. 

Providing outlet for industrial effort in domestic production, to 
secure work for the unemployed, and to promote the educational and 
social improvement of women and men. 

No report. 

WORKING BOYS' HOME, 38 Bennet St., Boston. (Incorporated 1884.) 

Rev. William T. McQuaid, President; Wilham H. Dowhng, Secre- 
tary; Rev. Wilham H. McDonough, Treasurer and Superintendent. 
Care of homeless boys between twelve and eighteen years of age. 
No report. 

WORKING GIRLS' HOME AND HOME OF THE GREY NUNS, 89 East Union 
Park St., Boston. (Incorporated 1892.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Most Rev. John Joseph A^'illiams, President and Treasurer; Rev. 
Wilham P. McQuaid, Secretary; M. C. Finnegan, Superintendent. 

To provide a home for respectable working girls, at a low rate. 

Number aided during year, 1,493, viz., 1,468 papng, 25 partly pay- 
ing. Number of beds, 210. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 20, viz., 1 man, 19 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . . . $88 57 

On account of persons aided 28,206 11 



$28,294 68 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Paid on debt 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$2,240 53 

15,200 00 

9,769 53 

1,000 00 

. $28,210 06 
84 62 

$28,294 68 



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125 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$80,000; value of furniture, $5,300. 



THE WORKING PEOPLE'S AID SOCIETY, 22 Broadway Extension, Boston. 

(Incorporated 1906.) 

William W. Campbell, President; Joseph Martin, Secretary; George 
S. Wilson, Treasurer and Superintendent. 

To furnish free medical advice and medicine at low rates to working 
people, and to aid them to obtain employment. 

First year not completed. 



THE YOUNG TRAVELLERS' AID SOCIETY, Boston. (Incorporated 1889.) 
Report for year ending January 31, 1907. 

Mrs. W. Scott Fitz, President; Miss Julia C. Perry, Secretary; Mrs. 
William P. Lyman, Treasurer; Mrs. O. S. Stocker, Miss Jessie F. 
Emery, Agents. 

To befriend girls and young women coming as strangers to Boston. 
Agents meet incoming trains at the north and south stations. The 
work is preventive, — not rescue work. 

Number aided during year, 3,618. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 
Gift for permanent fund 



$2,180 42 

969 50 

1,034 16 

100 00 



$4,284 08 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$1,320 00 
18 25 

282 00 

$1,620 25 
1,100 00 
1,563 83 

$4,284 08 



Value of investments, $21,425. 



BOXFORD. 

FEMALE CHARITABLE SOCIETY OF WEST BOXFORD, Boxford. (Incorpo- 
rated 1880.) 

Report for year ending May 12, 1907. 

Mrs. Mary F. Sanborn, President; Miss Anna P. Park, Secretary; 
Mrs. Myra A. Chadwick, Treasurer. 

To help all needy and worthy people, without regard to race, color, 
or creed. 

Number aided during year, 3. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHAEITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $23 65 

Subscriptions and donations 36 41 

Supper and fines . . 17 10 

Income from investments . 16 00 



$93 16 



Missionary box . 
Repairs, etc. 
Express, etc. 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



Cr. 



$43 


70 


26 


46 


9 


69 


$79 85 


13 


31 



$93 16 



Value of investments, $550. 



Brockton. 

THE BAY STATE MEDICAL AND SURGICAL COMPANY, 159 Main St., Brock- 
ton. (Incorporated 1900.) 

Report for year ending October 13, 1906. 

Alfred Swallow, President and Superintendent; Spencer Tribe, Sec- 
retary and Treasurer. 

To furnish physicians and surgeons to those in need of such service. 
Fee, ten cents. Family contract for four persons at twenty-five cents 
a week, and five cents for each additional person. 

Number aided during year, 518, viz., 367 paying, 71 partly paying, 
80 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 men. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Miscellaneous 



$22 45 

20 00 

1,036 75 

5 00 



$1,084 20 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . $900 00 

Provisions and supphes . 71 45 

Drugs and medicines . . 29 25 

Printing and postage . . 40 30 

Miscellaneous . . . 27 35 

Total expenses . . $1,068 35 

Cash on hand . . . 15 85 

$1,084 20 



BROCKTON HOSPITAL COMPANY, Centre St., Brockton. (Incorporated 1890.) 

^ Report for year ending January 17, 1907. 

Kenneth McI>eod, President; Dr. A. L. Beals, Secretary; Dr. S. J. 
Gruver, Treasurer; Miss Grace B. Beattie, Superintendent 

Care of the sick and injured. 

Number aided during year, 497, viz., 373 paying, 18 partly paying, 
106 free. Number of beds, 42. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 32, viz., 3 men, 29 women. 



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127 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $715 94 

Subscriptions and donations 5,858 89 
Bequests . . . .6,200 00 

On account of persons aided 11,908 85 

Income from investments . 396 00 

From city of Brockton . 2,500 00 

Miscellaneous . . . 28 79 



$27,608 47 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
ProAdsions and supphes 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and Hghting . 
Printing and postage . 
Laundry . 

Interest, notes, etc. ^ 
Taxes and insurance . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $8,196 96 


. 4,484 


24 


. 1,326 


98 


. 3,989 


64 


. 2,373 


58 


338 


85 


107 


40 


. 5,837 


29 


147 


74 


557 


27 


. $27,359 95 


248 52 



$27,608 47 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$100,000; value of investments, $23,700. 



THE BROCKTON HUMANE SOCIETY, 204 Main St., Brockton. (Incorpo- 
rated 1902.) 

Loyed E. Chamberlain, President; George H. Gould, Secretary and 
Treasurer. 
Prevention of cruelty to animals, etc. 
No report. 

BROCKTON YOUNG WOMEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION, Brockton. (In- 
corporated 1906.) 

Mrs. Martha G. Weston, President; Mrs. Sarah L. Tebbetts, 
Treasurer. 
Rendering assistance to girls. 
No report. 

THE HEBREW LADIES' BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION OF BROCKTON, 

Brockton. (Incorporated 1907.) 

Emily Miller, President; Bessie Goldman, Treasurer. 

Aiding and assisting the Hebrew race of the city of Brockton. 

No report. 



WALES HOME FORIAGED WOMEN, 553 North Main St., Brockton. (Incor- 
porated 1893.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1907. 

Horace A. Keith, President; Mrs. Lillian M. Keith, Secretary; 
Millie R. Brett, Treasurer; Miss Emily A. Silver, Matron. 

Home for indigent women at least seventy years of age, residents 
of Brockton for five years. Admission, $250 and conveyance of 
property to Home. 



128 



STATE BOAED OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Number aided during year, 17. Number of beds, 17. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 1 man, 3 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Admission fees, etc. 
Income from investments 
Entertainments . 
Church collections, etc. 
Miscellaneous 
Deficit 



$1,335 86 

1,140 60 

606 00 

70 02 

193 45 

31 13 

9 65 

50 00 



$3,436 71 



Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Telephone 
Fuel, water, etc. 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $994 90 


. 1,093 


39 


52 


11 


25 


20 


413 


54 


124 96 


. $2,704 


10 


732 


61 



$3,436 71 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
about $15,000; value of investments and funds, $5,396.91. 

Brookline. 
BROOKLINE DAY NURSERY, Walter Ave., Brookline. (Incorporated 1900.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Mrs. Gustaf Lundberg, President; Mrs. George D. Burrage, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. Frederic Higginson, Treasurer; Miss Gena H. Dorsey, 
Matron. 

Care of young children of respectable working mothers. Fee, five 
cents a day. 

Number aided during year, 133, viz., 125 partly paying, 8 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $2,035 51 

Subscriptions and donations 3,008 31 

On account of persons aided 378 99 

Interest from investments . 114 04 

Entertainments . . . 434 28 



$5,971 13 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Provisions and supplies 

Repairs and improvements 

Rent 

Heating and lighting . 

Printing and postage . 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $1,237 95 

675 27 


110 86 


384 


00 


112 


20 


62 


25 


46 


95 


$2,629 48 

. 3,001 32 

340 33 



$5,971 13 



Value of building fund, $7,318.06. 



THE BROOKLINE FRIENDLY SOCIETY, corner High and Walnut Sts., Brook- 
line. (Incorporated 1905.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1907. 

Mrs. James M. Codman, President; Miss Marion C. Cutler, Secre- 
tary; Henry W. Lamb, Treasurer; Arthur A. Wordell, Swperintendent. 

Cooperating with the poor of the town of Brookline in efforts for 
their own improvement. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 2 men, 1 woman. 



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129 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 




$1,195 36 


Salaries and wages 




$2,405 04 


Subscriptions and donations 


3,659 18 


Repairs and improvements 


132 26 


Interest on deposit and 


in- 




Expenses of visiting 


com- 




come from rents 


, 


588 89 


mittee . 




148 76 


Entertainments . 




255 00 


Heating and hghting . 




354 66 


Sale of furniture 


. 


20 00 


Gj^Tnnastic instruction 




171 80 








Printing, postage, station- 










ery, etc. 




204 06 








Interest on mortgage . 




196 11 








District nurse 




503 18 








Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 




352 68 




$4,468 55 




- 




Cash on hand 




1,249 88 




$5,718 43 


$5,718 43 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$45,000 (mortgage, $5,000); value of furniture, $1,230. 

FREE HOSPITAL FOR WOMEN, Pond Ave., Brookline. (Incorporated 1879.) 
Report for year ending September 30, 1907. 

George Dexter, President; N. U. Walker, Secretary; Alfred Rodman, 
Treasurer; H. J. Ewin, Superintendent. 

Care and treatment of needy women suffering from diseases peculiar 
to their sex» 

Number aided during year, 345, besides 1,880 out-patients. Num- 
ber of beds, 40. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 27, \iz., 1 man, 26 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $495 52 

Subscriptions and donations 7,092 65 

Income from investments . 10,617 08 



$18,205 25 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and suppUes 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent 

Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $6,247 49 

. 8,445 59 

. 1,156 18 

500 00 


996 


16 


177 


85 


650 


00 


. $18,173 
31 


27 
98 



$18,205 25 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$150,000; value of investments, $250,000. 



Cambridge. 

ASSOCIATED CHARITIES OF CAMBRIDGE, 671 Massachusetts Ave., Cam- 
bridgeport. (Incorporated 1883.) 

Report for year ending November 10, 1906. 

Rev. George Hodges, D.D., President; JVIiss Mary H. AYinslow, 
Secretary; Henry W. Bullard, Treasurer. 
To promote cooperation among charitable agencies and individuals, 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



obtain knowledge of the condition and needs of applicants for relief, 
procure employment or assistance, prevent begging and fraud, diminish 
pauperism, encourage thrift, etc. 

Number of families dealt with during year, 560. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5 women. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donatic 
Income from investments 
Borrowed . 



$3,606 20 
386 48 
504 59 


Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Rent 

Printing and postage . 
Loan paid 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 


$3,376 65 
300 00 
252 59 
263 24 
304 79 


$4,497 27 


$4,497 27 



Value of investments, $10,000. 



AVON HOME, 309 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge. (Incorporated 1874.) 
Report for year ending October 31, 1906. 

Wm. Taggard Piper, President; Mrs. Nathan F. Lincoln, Secre- 
tary; !Miss Mary A. Ellis, Treasurer; Mrs. El vie F. Dupee, Matron. 

To provide a home for children found destitute within the limits of 
Cambridge. Boys over seven years of age and girls over twelve not 
admitted. 

Number aided during year, 71, viz.; 28 partly paying, 43 free. 
Number of beds, 40. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 8 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $1,719 35 

Subscriptions and donations 1,326 63 

Bequests .... 1,550 00 

On account of persons aided 483 76 

Income from investments . 5,563 49 

Sale at the Home . . 1,137 72 



$11,780 95 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Pro^asions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Boots, clothing, and dry 

goods 
Board 

Furniture and house utensils 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing, postage, and insur 

ance 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



52,947 05 
2,433 95 
1,007 81 

382 97 
547 99 
217 69 
476 73 



105 
472 


00 

48 


$8,591 
2,019 
1,169 


67 
50 

78 



$11,780 95 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$35,700; value of investments, $143,310.14. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



131 



THE BAPTIST HOME, 308 Brookline St., Cambridgeport. (Incorporated 1892.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Abram T. Eddy, President; Alfred L. Barbour, Clerk; Dwight 
Chester, Treasurer; Miss Anna M. Cummings, Superintendent. 

To provide a home for worthy, aged, and infirm members of Baptist 
churches within a radius of thirty miles from Boston; and also The 
Lamson Home, under the same management, for the same purpose; 
preference being given to aged and infirm ministers and their widows 
or orphan children. Admission fee, not less than $200. 

Number aided during year, 42. Number of beds, 38. 

Number of paid ofiicers or employees, 9, viz., 1 man, 8 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Entrance fees 
Income from investments 
Change of investments 



$1,409 


43 


4,592 


05 


2,700 


00 


1,416 


61 


712 


27 


$10,830 


36 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Provisions and supplies 

Repairs and improvements 

Water 

Heating and lighting . 

Printing and postage . 

Funeral expenses 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $2,881 


96 


. 2,228 


60 


. 488 


71 


115 


47 


905 


89 


26 


00 


108 


00 


. $6,754 


63 


. 2,374 


58 


. 1,701 


15 



$10,830 36 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
^0,000; value of investments, $28,436.14. 



THE CAMBRIDGE EMERGENCY AND GENERAL HOSPITAL, Cambridge. 

(Incorporated 1905.) 

Joseph S. Lockhart, M.D., President; Theodore H. Raymond, 
Treasurer. 

Treating, operating upon, and caring for persons suffering from 
sickness, disease, and injury of every nature and description, except 
contagious diseases. 

Not yet in operation. 



CAMBRIDGE HOMES FOR AGED PEOPLE, 360 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge. 

(Incorporated 1887.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Frederic D. Fisk, President; Mrs. Jabez Fox, Secretary; George 
Rowland Cox, Treasurer; Miss Christine Nicholson, Matron. 

Home for respectable, aged, and indigent men, women, and couples, 
at least sixty-five years of age, residents of Cambridge for ten years. 



132 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Exceptions made by unanimous vote of directors. Entrance fee, 
$300 for sin^^le persons, $450 for couples. 

Number aided during year, 32. Number of beds, 48. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 8, viz., 1 man, 7 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $5,303 44 

Subscriptions and donations 1,829 97 

Bequests .... 2,000 00 

Income from, investments . 5,123 00 

Entrance fees . . . 2,100 00 

Sale of investments . . 8,000 00 

ISIiscellaneous . . . 200 05 



$24,556 46 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Fuel, water, and light 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $2,693 


45 


. 2,957 


97 


169 


40 


. 1,129 


90 


177 


95 


662 


39 


. $7,791 


06 


. 15,274 


80 


. 1,490 


60 



$24,556 46 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$76,630.95; value of investments, $104,486.07. 

CAMBRIDGE HOSPITAL, Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge. (Incorporated 1871.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Henry P. Walcott, M.D., President; Albert M. Barnes, Secretary; 
Willard A. Bullard, Treasurer; Miss Nellie G. Partridge, Matron. 

Care of sick and disabled persons not incurable. 

Number aided during year, 588, viz., 210 paying and paitly paying, 
378 free. Number of beds, 60. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 37, viz., 4 men, 33 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donatioiis 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Investments maturing and 
paid .... 
Deficit .... 



$4,639 35 


1,831 


50 


1,536 


73 


6,726 


95 


14,160 


44 


23,900 


00 


103 


63 


$52,898 


60 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


. $9,937 


11 


Provisions and supplies 


. 9,268 


55 


Drugs and medicines . 


. 3,438 


06 


Fuel . . 


. 1,841 


14 


Repairs and improvements 


. 4,430 


03 


Miscellaneous 


. 3,415 


99 


Total expenses 


. $32,330 88 


Investments during year 


. 20,567 


72 




$52,898 


60 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$137,945.79; value of investments, $268,928.06. 



CAMBRIDGEPORT FRUIT AND FLOWER MISSION, Temple Hall, Temple 
St., Cambridgeport. ^Incorporated 1898.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1906. 

Miss Susan A. Hovey, President; Mrs. W. L. Lathrop, Secretary; 
Mrs. E. L. Phelps, Treasurer. 

To distribute among the sick and poor of Cambridgeport fruit. 



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133 



flowers, and delicacies, from June to November, and also to furnish 
them with a Thanksgiving dinner. 
Number aided during year, 48. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $31 56 

Subscriptions and donations 78 01 

Miscellaneous . . . 1 00 



$110 57 



Cr. 



Relief given 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 





$84 30 
9 78 


3 . . $94 08 
16 49 


Cambridge. 


$110 57 
(Incorpo- 



CAMBRIDGE RELIEF HOSPITAL, 190 Prospect St. 

rated 1905.) 

Report for 'the year ending October 1, 1907. 

Dr. George V. Buehler, President and Acting Superintendent; M. W, 
Brown, Secretary and Treasurer. 

To render quickest aid to the injured, and to treat the sick without 
loss of time to themselves or to their employers. 

Number aided during year, 8,121, viz., 2,005 paying, 4,983 partly 
paying, 1,133 free. Number of beds, 20. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 11, viz., 4 men, 7 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Sales of drugs 
Certificates 
Ether patients . 
Dressings . 
Miscellaneous 



$1,613 30 


868 


80 


4,273 


40 


1,317 


29 


1,255 


00 


787 


40 


2,212 


60 


3,518 


91 


$15,846 


70 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Provisions and supplies 

Drugs and medicines . 

Repairs and improvements 

Rent 

Heating and lighting . 

Water tax 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $3,326 48 

. 4,523 21 

. 1,098 02 

21 40 


576 


96 


422 


58 


41 


10 


. $10,009 

5,020 

816 


75 
00 
95 



$15,846 70 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$13,770; value of furniture and fixtures, $2,000. 



THE CAMBRIDGE SCHOOL OF NURSING, 1000 Massachusetts Ave., Cam- 
bridge. (Incorporated 1905.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1907. 

Dr. Frederick W. Taylor, President; Miss Sarah E. Yerxa, Secretary; 
Stillman F. Kelley, Treasurer; Miss J. Augusta Briggs, Principal. 

Establishing and maintaining a school for the education and train- 
ing of nurses. 

Number of beds, 13. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 1 man, 5 women. 



134 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand . . . $95 17 


Salaries and wages 


$3,296 03 


Subscriptions and donations 5,626 00 


Provisions and supplies 


1,149 41 


Tuition fees . . . 1,205 00 


Educational supplies . 


430 27 


Nurses' se^^^ces . . . 546 61 


Repairs and improvements 


35 42 


Miscellaneous . . . 308 05 


Rent 


1,000 00 




Heating and lighting . 


465 19 




Printing and postage . 


33 13 




Furnishings 


134 13 




Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


590 32 




$7,133 90 




Cash on hand . 


646 93 


$7,780 83 


$7,780 83 


CHILDREN'S AID ASSOCIATION OF 


CAMBRIDGE, Cambridge 


(Incorpo- 



rated 1903.) 

Alonzo A. Pulverman, President; Robert H. Clifford, Treasurer. 
Providing outings for minor children of parents residing in Boston 
and vicinity. 
No report. 



CHILDREN'S HOPE MUSIC HOUSE, 14 State St., Cambridge. (Incorporated 

1905.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1907. 

Leverett B. Merrill, President; Prof. M. L. Perrin, Secretary; 

F. T. Jelly, Treasurer; Mrs. H. H. McLean, Housekeeper; Miss 

G. E. Dow, Recorder. 

Free educational and philanthropic work, wherein the science of 
music and education, including fraternity, shall be promulgated to 
infant humanity through symbolism, self-government, self-culture, 
and discipline. 

Number aided during year, 700. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 20, viz., 1 man, 2 boys, 8 
women, 9 girls. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and dues 
Gifts and loans . 



Cr. 



$6,270 


64 


Salaries and wages 


$2,283 24 


8,247 


42 


Provisions and supplies 
Class materials and supplies 


4,237 55 












for summer camp work . 


6,551 54 






Repairs and improvements . 


285 55 






Rent . . . . 


472 00 






Good conduct prizes . 


79 75 






Books for library- 


109 22 






Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


70 58 




$14,089 43 






Investments during year 


348 59 






Cash on hand 


80 04 


$14,518 


06 


$14,518 06 



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135 



EAST END CHRISTIAN UNION, 7 Burleigh St., Cambridge. (Incorporated 

1889.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Theodore F. Wright, President; Mary Woodman, Secretary; Fred- 
erick W. Rogers, Treasurer; John H. Walker, Superintendent. 

Provides Hbrary and reading rooms, gymnasiums, baths, manual 
training, classes in sewing and domestic work, etc. 

Number aided during year, 2,297, viz., 258 partly paying, 2,039 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Annual sale 
Income from investments 



$793 82 

1,551 17 

127 04 

591 24 

66 93 



$3,130 20 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Repairs and improvements . 
Fresh air work and festivals 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$1,230 31 
107 62 
802 06 
189 12 
59 90 
101 84 



$2,490 85 

535 25 

104 10 

$3,130 20 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$6,000; value of other property, $3,235, viz., investments, $2,035; 
contents of building, library, etc., $1,200. 



FRATERNAL HOME AND HOSPITAL, Cambridge. (Incorporated 1897.) 

Cyrus J. Moore, President; Rev. J. H. Duckrey, Treasurer. 
To provide a home and hospital for indigent sick persons, and to 
maintain a school for nurses. 
No report. 



THE HOLY GHOST HOSPITAL FOR INCURABLES, 1575 Cambridge St., Cam- 
bridge. (Incorporated 1894.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Sister M. B. Franklin, President, Treasurer, and Superintendent; 
Sister A. A. Del Vecchio, Secretary. 

The reception, care, and comfort of persons afflicted with incuiable 
diseases, without distinction of race, color, or creed. 

Number aided during year, 225, viz., 127 paying, 42 partly paying, 
56 free. Number of beds, 127. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 33, viz., 8 men, 25 women. 



136 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $1,773 69 

Subscriptions and donations 1,145 00 

Bequests .... 1,081 44 

On account of persons aided 15,837 14 

Hospital Aid Society . . 6,400 00 

Poor box collection . . 29 60 

Industry . . . . 73 42 

Entertainments . . . 65 00 

I^ent . . . . 240 00 



$26,645 29 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
House furnisliings 
Telephone 

Heating and lighting , 
Printing and postage . 
Dry goods and bedding 
Interest on mortgages 
Travelling expenses . 
Animal feed 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $5,159 


23 


. 7,303 


71 


313 


77 


. 2,962 


87 


303 


46 


134 


18 


. 1,908 


19 


50 


29 


. 1,031 


04 


. 1,800 


00 


220 86 


436 


98 


467 


48 


. $22,092 06 


. 4,553 


23 



$26,645 29 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$154,143.57; value of other property (real estate), $2,000. 



THE LAMSON HOME, 308 Brookline St., Cambridgeport. (Incorporated 1888.) 

Report for year ending March 20, 1907. 

O. M. Wentworth, President; Alfred L. Barbour, Clerk; Dwight 
Chester, Treasurer; Miss Anna M. Cummings, Matron. 

Home for aged and infirm members of Baptist churches. Ministers 
and their wives, widows, or orphans are given preference. 

Home carried on by and under the direction of the Baptist Home. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Income from investments 

Bequests . 



$133 05 

473 82 
200 00 



$806 87 



Cr. 
Repairs and improvements 
Paid Baptist Home 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$170 00 
150 00 

$320 00 
330 00 
156 87 

$806 87 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$10,000; value of investments, $9,806.87. 



Canton. 

THE CANTON NURSING ASSOCIATION, Canton. (Incorporated 1907.) 

Mrs. Eliza R. Sumner, President; Miss Mildred M. Dunbar, 
Treasurer. 

To care for the sick, and especially to maintain a system of nursing 
in the town of Canton and its vicinity. 

First year not completed. 



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137 



Chelsea. 

THE CHELSEA BOYS' CLUB ASSOCIATION, 13 Everett Ave., Chelsea. (In- 
corporated 1904.) 

Fred A. Pitcher, President; Chester H. Wilbar, Secretary; Samuel 
H. Robie, Treasurer; Walter E, Dillon, Superintendent. 

A refuge for boys, that they may be kept from the streets, instructed, 
and amused. 

Not in active operation. 

OHEVRA KADISHA OF CHELSEA, 120 Winnisimmet St., Chelsea. (Incorpo- 
rated 1900.) 

Report for year ending December 11, 1906. 

L. Weinberg, President; Nathan Taymer, Secretary; S. Levits, 
Treasurer. 

To buiy the dead of the poor Hebrews of Chelsea in the cemetery 
in Montvale owned by the corporation. 

Number aided during year, 73. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 men. 



Dr. 



$883 87 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 


$15 39 


Salaries and wages 


$281 89 


Subscriptions and donations 


396 48 


Paid on mortgage 


182 25 


Lots sold .... 


472 00 


Repairs and improvements . 


204 24 






Printing and postage . 


18 37 






Water tax 

Total expenses 


10 00 




$696 75 






Cash on hand . 


187 12 



$883 87 



Value of property (cemetery), $3,000. 

LADIES' GEMILETH CHESED SOCIETY OF CHELSEA, corner Elm St. and 
Everett Ave., Chelsea. (Incorporated 1903.) 

Harry Wise, President; Mrs. A. Shaferman, Secretary; Mrs. S. 
Gotfind, Treasurer. 

To loan money without interest to poor and needy residents of 
Chelsea, and otherwise aid them. 

No report. 



THE METROPOLITAN VISITING NURSING ASSOCIATION, 49 Bellingham 
St., Chelsea. (Incorporated 1906.) 

Freelin C. Knowlton, President; Alfred J. Ashe, Treasurer. 

Nursing the sick, and doing such work as will alleviate suffering 
among all classes of humanity, without regard to social condition, 
race, creed, or color. 

No report. 



138 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17, 



OLD LADIES' HOME ASSOCIATION OF CHELSEA, 3 Washington Sq., Chel- 
sea. (Incorporated 1885.) 

Henry Mitchell, President; Mrs. S. E. Engles, Secretary; Edmn 
Curry, Treasurer; Mrs. I. M. Benson, Matron. 

Home for Protestant women at least sixty years of age, residents 
of Chelsea for ten years. Admission fee, $150. 

No report. 



RUFUS S. FROST GENERAL HOSPITAL, Shawmut St., Chelsea. (Incorpo- 
rated 1894.) 

Report for year ending April 10, 1907. 

Andrew T. Hunnewell, President; John Egan, Secretary; George 
H. Dunham, Treasurer; Ella M. Stewart, Matron. 

For the care and treatment of sick and disabled persons. 

Number aided during year, 537, y\z., 523 paying, 14 free. Num- 
ber of beds, 42. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 16, viz., 1 man, 15 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


$129 34 


Salaries and wages _ . 


. $3,706 65 


Subscriptions and donations 


2,373 36 


Provisions and suppUes 


. 4,244 23 


On account of persons aided 


7,138 15 


Drugs and medicines . 


. 2,064 97 


Income from investments 


1,158 75 


Repairs and improvements 


333 96 


Rents .... 


538 15 


Heating and lighting . 


. 1,346 04 


Borrowed .... 


1,000 00 


Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


275 31 




. $11,971 16 






Investments during year 


77 84 






Cash on hand 


288 75 




$12,337 75 


$12,337 75 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$28,000; value of other property, $19,981. 



Chicopee. 

THE SHERMAN REST HOME, 259 Chicopee St., Chicopee. (Incorporated 

1900.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1906. 

Luther White, President; Rev. C. G. Burnham, Secretary; Pascal 
J. Newell, Treasurer; Mrs. Eleanor V. Chapman, Matron. 

To furnish a home for working girls. 

Number aided during year, 10, viz., 5 partly paying, 5 free. Num- 
ber of beds, 3. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



139 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $4 03 

On account of persons aided 4 50 

Income from investments . Ill 44 

Investment withdrawn . 180 56 



$300 53 



Cr. 
Repairs and improvements 
Insurance, water, etc. 
Board 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$238 49 
21 50 
39 00 

$298 99 
1 54 

$300 53 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$3,500; value of investments, $2,321.02. 

Clinton. 

THE CLINTON HOME FOR AGED PEOPLE, Clinton. (Incorporated 1902.) 

Charles H. Richardson, President; George F. Morse, Secretary; 
William A. Fuller, Treasurer. 

Providing a home for, and otherwise assisting, respectable aged and 
indigent men and women. 

Not yet opened. 

CLINTON HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION, Highland St., Clinton. (Incorporated 

1889.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1907. 

Dr. Walter P. Bowers, President; George F. Morse, Secretary; 
Oliver D. Jewett, Treasurer; Miss Theresa G. Leach, Superintend- 
ent; Miss Jessie J. Glen, Assistant Superintendent. 

An institution for the care, cure, and relief of sick and injured 
persons, irrespective of creed, nationality, or color. 

Number aided during year, 646, viz., 626 paying, 3 partly paying, 
17 free. Number of beds, 55. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 34, viz., 2 men, 32 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Membership fees 
Supplies, etc., sold 
Investments sold 
Cash withdrawn from sav- 
ings bank 



$2,855 


97 


4,497 


08 


5,000 


00 


11,596 


22 


1,913 


39 


323 


00 


466 


15 


11,455 


25 


5,166 


00 


$43,273 


06 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing . 
Insurance . 
Expense . 
New heating plant 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $6,442 
. 6,931 

388 


76 
60 
30 


1,439 


42 


. 1,992 


28 


118 


33 


116 


18 


893 


17 


. 8,537 
281 


57 
54 


. $27,141 
. 15,727 


15 

00 


404 


91 



$43,273 06 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$53,000; value of investments, $48,242.47. 



uo 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Concord. 

THE CONCORD FEMALE CHARITABLE SOCIETY, Concord. (Incorporated 

1896.) 

Report for year ending January 10, 1907. 

Mrs. William Wheeler, President; Mrs. Walter S. Blanchard, 
Secretary; Mrs. Herbert W. Hosmer, Treasurer. 

To relieve distress, encourage industry, and promote virtue and 
happiness among the female part of the community; especial attention 
given to the needs of poor children. 

Number of families aided during year, 12. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


$7 46 


Provisions and supphes 


$152 70 


Donation .... 


2 00 


Heating and hghting . 
Board of crippled child, etc. 


7 38 


Assessments 


109 00 


19 50 


Income from investments . 


100 10 


Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


4 00 




$183 58 






Cash on hand 


34 98 



$218 56 



$218 56 



Value of investments, $2,500. 



CONCORD'S HOME FOR THE AGED, Walden St., Concord. (Incorporated 

1887.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1906. 

Richard F. Barrett, President; Abby M. Gourgas, Secretary; 
William H. Brown, Treasurer; Mary E. Myers, Matron. 

To care for needy men and women at least sixty years of age, resi- 
dents of Concord for five years. Entrance fee, $100. 

Number aided during year, 6. Number of beds, 7. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Entrance fees 
From boarders . 
Income from investments 
Miscellaneous 



$1,869 68 

433 21 

300 00 

583 00 

2,461 75 

109 76 



$5,757 40 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and Hghting . 
Printing and postage . 
Burial expenses 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$540 00 


799 


55 


205 


52 


193 


54 


15 


17 


34 


00 


85 


35 


. $1,873 


13 


. 3,080 


56 


803 


71 



$5,757 40 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$6,500; value of investments, $36,735.71. 



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141 



Danvers. 

DANVERS HOME FOR THE AGED, Park St., Danvers. (Incorporated 1901.) 

Mrs. Elizabeth L. Gorton, President; Mrs. Ariadne J. White, Secre- 
tary; George O. Stimpson, Treasurer; Mrs. Lucy A. Everett, Matron. 
To provide a home and care for the aged. 
Cash on hand, $888.73; value of investments, $9,064.84. 
First year not completed. 



Dedham. 

DEDHAM EMERGENCY NURSING ASSOCIATION, Dedham. (Incorporated 

1893.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1907. 

Mrs. Elizabeth C. Colburn, President; Mrs. Alfred Hewins, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. Maria L. Taft, Treasurer. 

To provide nurses for cases of disease or injury in Dedham. 
Number aided during year, 12. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Interest on deposits 



Cr. 



$1,370 44 

324 18 

55 23 


Paid nurses 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand . 


$1,749 85 





$367 99 
11 95 

$379 94 
1,369 91 

$1,749 85 



TEMPORARY ASYLUM FOR DISCHARGED FEMALE PRISONERS, Wash- 
ington St., Dedham. (Incorporated 1863.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1907. 

Mrs. Charles W. Dexter, President; Miss E. N. Converse, Secre- 
tary; Miss Annie E. Wilson, Treasurer; Miss Mary B. Bradbury, 
Superintendent. 

To provide shelter, instruction, and employment for discharged 
female prisoners and girls and women placed on probation. 

Number aided during year, 90. Number of beds, 50. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 1 man, 5 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments 
Proceeds from laundry 
Miscellaneous 



$150 06 


2,045 


18 


2,000 


00 


3,086 


25 


3,636 


12 


3 


39 


$10,921 


00 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Printing and postage . 
Insurance . 
Payment of loan 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $2,888 


39 


. 5,572 


42 


. 1,053 


21 


104 


68 


139 


45 


. 1,025 


00 


32 


40 


. $10,815 


55 


105 


45 



$10,921 00 



142 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17, 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$6,400; value of investments, $38,600. 



East Bridge water. 

MILLETT SANATORIUM, INCORP., East Bridgewater. (Incorporated 1901.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1906. 

Charles S. Millett, M.D., President; Elizabeth C. Millett, Secre- 
tary and Treasurer; Miss S. F. Robbins, Matron. 

An institution for the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis and 
other chronic diseases. 

Number aided during year, 96, viz., 84 paying, 10 partly paying, 2 
free. Number of beds, 30. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 18, viz., 2 men, 16 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand , . . $28 83 

Subscriptions and donations 2,100 00 

On account of persons aided 23,471 35 

Miscellaneous . . . 1,100 00 



$26,700 18 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent 

Heating and hghting . 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $5,400 


00 


. 16,221 


92 


. 2,171 
240 


10 
00 


. 1,327 
150 


62 
00 


950 


00 


. $26,460 64 
239 54 



$26,700 18 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$10,500. 

Everett. 

EVERETT HOME FOR AGED PERSONS, Everett. (Incorporated 1902.) 

Geo. M. Nash, President; Mrs. Clara E. Spear, Secretary; Ann S. 
Cook, Treasurer. 

To establish a home for aged persons. 
Cash on hand, $3,013.33. 
Not yet opened. 



THE NEW ENGLAND HOME FOR DEAF MUTES, 112 Freemont Ave., Everett. 

(Incorporated 1901.) 

Report for year ending April 1, 1907. 

Rev. George Jarvis Prescott, President; Rev. S. Stanley Searing, 
Secretary; Dr. Heber Bishop, Treasurer; Mrs. Frances L. Ryan, 
Matron. 

The care, support, and maintenance of aged, blind, and infirm deaf 
mutes. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



143 



Number aided during year, 18, viz., 6 partly paying, 12 free. Num- 
ber of beds, 20. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $140 58 

Subscriptions and donations 3,512 61 

On account of persons aided 584 00 



$4,237 19 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supphes 
Repairs and improvements 
Printing and postage . 
Taxes, telephone, and light- 
ing .. . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $1,095 
. 1,163 
. 1,144 


00 
33 
29 


82 


42 


75 


50 


; 10 


73 


. $3,571 


27 


665 


92 



$4,237 19 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$8,000. 

Fairhaven. 

THE CONGREGATION OF THE SACRED HEARTS, Fairhaven. (Incorporated 

1907.) 

M. Bernard Pirson, President; Stanislaus Bernard, Treasurer. 
Religious, educational, and charitable work. 
Not yet in operation as a charitable organization. 



FAIRHAVEN POOR SOCIETY, Fairhaven. (Incorporated 1896.) 
Report for year ending October 31, 1906. 

Mrs. Emma Winsor, President; Miss Georgia E. Fairfield, Sec- 
retary and Treasurer. 

To give help to whom help is necessary. 
Number aided during year, 65 families. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $82 11 

Subscriptions and donations 587 25 

Income from investments . 321 15 



$990 51 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$25 00 
869 68 



$894 68 
95 83 

$990 51 



Value of investments, $7,000. 



THE LADIES' BENEVOLENT SOCIETY, Fairhaven. (Incorporated 1898.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Mrs. Lillian G. Delano, President; Mrs. Cora Rowland Blossom, 
Secretary and Treasurer. 

Relief of the poor, and general charitable and religious purposes. 
Number aided during year, not stated. 



144 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17, 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $32 05 

Subscriptions and donations 100 00 

Membership fees , . 11 00 

Entertainments . . . 228 55 



$371 60 



Cr. 

Provisions and supplies 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$197 97 
51 25 

$249 22 
122 38 

$371 60 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$1,230. 

Fall River. 

ASSOCIATED CHARITIES OF FALL RIVER, 84 North Main St., Fall River. 

(Incorporated 1899.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1907. 

A. J. Abbe, President; Israel Brayton, Recording Secretary; Alice 
E. Wetherbee, General Secretary; Edmund F. Buffinton, Treasurer. 

To raise the needy above relief, diminish pauperism, aid the poor 
to help themselves, secure harmonious action of the charities of Fall 
River, etc. 

Number aided during year, 97 with clothing, 15 with coal, employ- 
ment found for 141. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 



$0 37 

1,385 05 

1 25 



$1,386 67 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Rent 

Printing, postage, and sta- 
tionery . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$758 33 
360 00 

49 53 
54 41 



$1,222 27 
164 40 

$1,386 67 



BA<RON HIRSCH BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION, 187 Washington St., Fall 
River. (Incorporated 1901.) 

Report for year ending June 30, 1907. 

Lewis Pockrass, President'; Fishel Hurovitz, Secretary; Sam Wexler, 
Treasurer; Sam Riback, Superintendent. 
To aid needy Hebrews. 
Number aided during year, 15. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $5 00 

Subscriptions and donations 121 50 



$126 50 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 
Aid . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$25 


00 


70 


00 


3 


50 


$98 50 


28 


00 



$126 50 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



145 



CHILDREN'S HOME OF FALL RIVER, 427 Robeson St., Fall River. (Incorpo- 
rated 1873.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1907. 

Nathaniel B. Borden, President; Miss Lydia H. Read, Correspond- 
ing Secretary; Miss Ellen M. Shore, Recording Secretary; Benjamin 
S. C. Gifford, Treasurer; Mrs. Lydia A. Marchant, Matron. 

To provide a home for the reception, care, and education of orphan, 
abandoned, and destitute children. 

Number aided during year, 104, viz., 59 paying, 11 partly paying, 
34 free. Number of beds, 60. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Miscellaneous 



$767 36 
1,300 46 
527 00 
1,384 97 
4,143 66 
12 07 



$8,135 52 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Water 

Heating and lighting . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $2,067 


90 


. 2,472 


38 


310 


15 


74 


64 


521 


57 


504 


77 


. $5,951 


41 


1,852 


34 


331 


77 



$8,135 52 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$33,000; value of investments, $90,561.34. 



THE CONGREGATION OF THE SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH DU PUY, 151 Tre- 
mont St., Fall River. (Incorporated 1906.) 

Report for year ending March 24, 1907. 

Rt. Rev. William Stang, President; Catherine A. Acosta, Secre- 
tary; Alphonsine Romeyer, Treasurer. 

To provide hospitals, schools, nurses, and teachers, and for general 
charitable, educational, and religious purposes. 

Number aided during year, 1,300, viz., 950 paying, 350 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $2,000 00 

Subscriptions and donations 50 00 

On account of persons aided 3,800 00 
Proceeds of mortgage of new 

building . . . 8,600 00 



$14,450 00 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Furniture . 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $150 


00 


942 


00 


. 2,000 


00 


280 


00 


30 


00 


. 1,360 


00 


. $4,762 


00 


9,600 


00 


88 


00 


$14,450 00 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$10,000. 



14:6 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17, 



EMIL ZOLA ASSOCIATION, Pearl St. Synagogue, Fall River. (Incorporated 

1901.) 

Report for year ending June 30, 1907. 

Jacob Sterling, President; Max Dubitzky, Secretary; Isaac Jacob- 
son, Treasurer. 

To aid needy and worthy Hebrews. 

Number aided during year, 70. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . S46 95 

Subscriptions and donations 156 35 



$203 30 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 

Aid . 

Rent 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$30 00 


150 


00 


18 


00 


$198 00 


* 5 


30 



$203 30 



PALL RIVER' DEACONESS HOME, 825 Second St., Fall River. (Incorporated 

1893.) 

Report for year ending May 8, 1907. 

John D. Flint, President; Mrs. Susan W. Gibbs, Secretary; Iram 
N. Smith, Treasurer; Mrs. Eva C. Frields, Matron. 

A home for deaconesses, in accordance with the provisions of the 
discipline of the Methodist Episcopal Church; and a training school 
for the instruction of women in nursing and missionary work. 

Number aided during year, 1,246, viz., 25 partly paying, 1,221 
free. Number of beds, 12. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Borrowed for investment 
Miscellaneous 



$89 48 

482 37 

36 10 

2,433 04 

1,127 00 

14 75 



$4,182 74 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supphes 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and hghting . 
Printing and postage . 
General house expenses 
TravelHng expenses . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $808 


00 


. 1,094 


70 


136 


00 


363 


43 


12 


25 


339 


55 


130 


49 


40 


69 


. $2,925 


11 


. 1,110 00 


147 


63 



$4,182 74 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$12,000; value of investments, $40,000. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



147 



FALL RIVER GAMALETH CHASSODEN HEBREW ASSOCIATION, Fall River. 

(Incorporated 1902.) 

Adam E. Teran, President; Charles Leviss, Secretary; Benjamin 
Einstein, Treasurer. 

Collecting and distributing funds or relief among needy people of 
Hebrew origin or descent. 

No report. 



FALL RIVER HEBREW WOMEN'S CHARITABLE INSTITUTION, Fall River. 

(Incorporated 1900.) 

Report for year ending May 1, 1907. 

Mrs. Rachel Silverstein, President; Mrs. Arthur Alpert, Secretary; 
Mrs. Jacob Fogal, Treasurer. 

To provide for the needy, and to donate charity for the Hebrews of 
Eall River. 



Number aided during year, 250 

Dr. 



Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Dues .... 



$165 00 

1,200 00 

200 00 



$1,565 00 



Cr. 

Provisions and suppUes 
Aid to poor in cash 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$250 00 
685 00 

$935 00 
630 00 

$1,565 00 



FALL RIVER WOMEN'S UNION, 325 Pine St., Fall River. (Incorporated 1887.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Mrs. William H. Jennings, President; Mrs. Edward S. Adams, 
Secretary; Mrs. Charles A. Bassett, Treasurer; Mrs. Charlotte 
Worthen, Matron of Home; Miss Clarissa Buffinton, Superintendent 
of rooms for girls. 

To provide temporary lodgings for women of any creed or nation- 
ality; also rooms where girls from twelve to fifteen years of age are 
taught sewing and cooking. 

Number aided during year, 501, viz., 101 partly paying, 400 free. 
Number of beds, 10. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 1 man, 4 women. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 


$739 60 


Salaries and wages 


. $586 50 


Subscriptions and donations 


272 00 


Provisions and supplies 


114 65 


On account of persons aided 


659 93 


Rent 


432 00 


Income from investments . 


531 96 


Heating and lighting . 


137 48 


Rummage sale . 


290 88 


Printing and postage . 


35 85 






Vacation school 


75 00 






Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


10 91 




. $1,392 39 






Cash on hand . 


. 1,101 98 




$2,494 37 


$2,494 37 



U8 



STATE BOAKD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
17,500; value of investments, $2,350.73. 



HEBREW LADIES' AID ASSOCIATION, Pearl St. Synagogue Hall, Fall River. 

(Incorporated 1899.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Mrs. Annie Goldberg, President; Mrs. Fannie Callis, Recording 
Secretary; Mrs. S. Packer, Financial Secretary; Mrs. R. Dondis, 
Treasurer. 

To help poor and needy Hebrews. 

Number aided during year, 173. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations 



$500 00 
830 00 



$1,330 00 



Cr. 

Provisions and supphes 

Rent 

Printing and postage . 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$505 00 
30 00 
30 00 

$565 00 
765 00 

$1,330 00 



HOME FOR AGED PEOPLE, Highland Ave., Fall River. (Incorporated 1891.) 
Report for year ending January 15, 1907. 

John D. Flint, President; Miss Louise L. Hathaway, Secretary; 
Edward S. Adams, Treasurer; Mrs. E. G. Francis, Superintendent. 

Home for aged men and women of good character, at least sixty- 
eight years of age, residents of Fall River for ten years. Admission, 
and transfer of property. 

Number aided during year, 33. Number of beds, 26. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7, viz., 1 man, 6 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 


Cash on hand 


$554 60 


Salaries and wages 


Subscriptions and donations 


.5,638 21 


Provisions and supplies 


Bequests .... 


1,161 76 


Repairs and improvements . 


Income from investments . 


2,923 28 


Heating, lighting, and water 


Admission fees and property 




Income allowed inmates 


of inmates 


2,269 79 


Miscellaneous 


Miscellaneous 


67 25 


Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 




$12,614 89 





$2,441 


05 


2,392 
211 


85 
83 


1,227 39 
205 24 


299 


65 


$6,778 01 
5,081 55 


755 


33 



$12,614 89 



Value of property ow^ned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
150,000; value of investments, $61,809.24. 



Part II.] CHAKITABLE COEPORATIONS. 



149 



THE PEACE SOCIETY, Fall River. (Incorporated 1907.) 

Paul Jabour, President; Joseph Bshara, Treasurer. 

To help the poor, visit the sick and unfortunate, and promote 
harmony, peace, and general good will among the Assyrian residents 
of Fall River and vicinity. 

No report. 



THE RESCUE MISSION OF FALL RIVER, MASSACHUSETTS, 63 Fourth St., 
Fall River. (Incorporated 1901.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1906. 

Frank A. Pease, President; Edwin R. Champlin, Secretary; Robert 
A. Dean, Treasurer; Paul Clough, Superintendent. 

To save from vicious courses, promote spiritual life, and encourage 
temperance reform. 

Number aided during year, not stated. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2, viz., 1 man, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $10 69 

Subscriptions and donations 621 30 

Basket collections . . 255 02 



$887 01 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supphes 
Rent 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$632 40 
8 63 

228 00 

$869 03 
17 98 

$887 01 



Value of furniture, $200. 



SAINT ANNE'S HOSPITAL CORPORATION, Fall River. (Incorporated 1906.) 

Marguerite Philippe, President; Marie Potier, Treasurer. 

Procuring lands and buildings, and maintaining therein homes or 
hospitals for the care of persons who are ill, disabled, invalid, or con- 
valescent, and furnishing them with medical and surgical treatment, 
support, and nursing; and maintaining schools for the training of 
nurses. 

No report. 



ST. JOSEPH'S ORPHANAGE, 56 Bassett St., Fall River. (Incorporated 1892.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Rt. Rev. W. Stang, President; Dr. C. A. Casgrain, Secretary; Mother 
St. Domitille, Treasurer; Mgr. J. A. Prevost, Superintendent. 
Care of poor orphans and half-orphans, and destitute children. 



150 



STATE BOAED OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



. Number aided during year, 687, viz., 200 paying, 270 partly paying, 
217 free. Number of beds, 435. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 9, viz., 1 man, 8 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $46 46 


Cr. 

Salaries and wages 


$1,840 78 


Subscriptions and donations 947 38 


Provisions and supplies 


5,231 02 


On account of persons aided 19,497 44 


Repairs and improvements 


4,300 00 


Industries . . . . 559 57 


Rent . . 


1,954 30 


Rent of a farm . . . 110 00 


Paid on capital . 


5,000 00 


Miscellaneous . . . 879 44 


Heating and Hghting . 


1,134 59 




Printing and postage . 


15 47 




Clothing and furniture 


1,817 52 




Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


717 68 




$22,011 36 




Cash on hand- . 


28 93 


$22,040 29 


$22,040 29 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$80,000; value of other property, $25,000, viz., real estate, $13,000; 
furniture, $12,000. 



ST. VINCENT'S HOME CORPORATION OF FALL RIVER, North Main St., 
Fall River. (Incorporated 1888.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Rt. Rev. William Stang, D.D., President; Rev. Bernard F. McCahill, 
Secretary; Rev. Mortimer Downing, Treasurer; Mother Mechtilde, 
Superintendent. 

Care of orphans and neglected children. Home for Catholic chil- 
dren of Bristol County, except New Bedford, between the ages of four 
and twelve. 

Number aided during year, 239, viz., 20 partly paying, 219 free. 
Number of beds, 175. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7, viz., 1 man, 6 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


. $2,369 35 


Salaries and wages 


. $1,200 00 


Subscriptions and donations 9,313 16 


Provisions and supplies 


. 5,592 99 


Bequests . 


. 2,230 00 


Repairs and improvements 


796 61 


On account of persons 


aided 1,067 94 


Heating and water 


. 1,493 58 


Interest on deposits 


106 88 


Insurance . 


133 09 


Entertainments . 


. 2,888 14 


Miscellaneous 


58 65 


Miscellaneous 


327 04 












Total expenses 


. $9,274 92 






Cash on hand . 


. 9,027 59 




$18,302 51 


$18,302 51 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$65,000. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



151 



SEASIDE HOME OF FALL RIVER, Riverview St., Fall River. (Incorporated 

1896.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1907. 

James Marshall, President; Frank A. Pease, Secretary; Arthur P. 
Brayton, Treasurer; Miss Anna Read, Matron. 

Care of sick children during the hot summer months. 
Number aided during year, 60. Number of beds, 30. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 7 women. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 


$40 08 


Salaries and wages 


$590 24 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,828 24 


Provisions and suppUes 


299 32 


Miscellaneous 


94 15 


Drugs and medicines . 


69 33 






Repairs and improvements 


128 34 






Printing and postage . 


32 99 






Insurance . 


121 76 






Interest 


46 75 






Paid mortgage . 


500 00 






Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


164 32 




$1,953 05 






Cash on hand 


9 42 




$1,962 47 


$1,962 47 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$7,000. 



THE UNION HOSPITAL IN FALL RIVER, 446 and 490 Prospect St., Fall River. 
(Incorporated 1900.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Elias A. Tuttle, President; Arthur W. Allen, Secretary; Miss Eliza- 
beth M. Borden, Treasurer; Miss Mary C. McKenna, Superintendent. 

Care of the sick and injured, and training of nurses. 

Number aided during year, 1,087, viz., 1,023 paying, 30 partly pay- 
ing, 34 free. Number of beds, 35. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 20, viz., 3 men, 17 women. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations $7,046 21 

Bequests .... 1,662 50 

On account of persons aided 9,150 01 

Income from investments . 2,000 29 

Miscellaneous . . . 30 05 

Deficit .... 3,420 45 



$23,309 51 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent 

Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Carfares, water, telephone, 

etc. ... 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Deficit 
Investments during year 



. $7,587 
. 7,466 
. 1,346 


76 
62 
00 


293 


45 


648 


00 


. 1,602 
170 


18 
61 


871 


96 


930 


36 


. $20,916 94 
163 29 


. 2,229 


28 



$23,309 51 



152 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
S30,000; value of investments, $42,703.23. 

FiTCHBURG. 
BURBANK HOSPITAL, Nichols St., Fitchburg. (Incorporated 1890.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1906. 

James H. MciNIahon, President; Elliot N. Choate, Secretary; Henry 
A. ^Yillis, Treasurer; Miss Phoebe \Y. Maddock, Matron. 

Treatment of accident cases and diseases not contagious or chronic 

Number aided during year, 397, viz., 213 paying, 49 partly paying, 
135 free. Number of beds, 50. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 31, viz., 8 men, 23 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions for free beds . 
On account of persons aided 
Income from rents 
City appropriation 
Sale of farm products 
Services of nurses 
Miscellaneous 



$1,681 


17 


500 


00 


6,340 


29 


265 


00 


14,000 


00 


165 


80 


68 


50 


143 


01 


$23,163 


77 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supphes 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Insurance . 

Heating and Hghting . 
Printing and postage . 
Dry goods, bedding, etc. 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $8,364 


62 


. 5,267 


47 


. 1,487 


95 


. 1,526 


74 


346 


25 


. 3,330 


86 


176 


54 


599 


93 


508 


39 


. $21,608 


75 


. 1,555 


02 



$23,163 77 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 

$202,800. 

THE FITCHBURG BENEVOLENT UNION, 145 Main St., Fitchburg. (Incor- 
porated 1886.) 

Report for year ending September 28, 1907. 

Charles E. Ware, President; John G. Faxon, Secretary; Ebenezer 
Bailey, Treasurer; Miss Susan M. Turner, Agent. 
Charitable work in the city of Fitchburg. 
Number aided during year, 355. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 



$462 29 

454 29 

49 93 

36 36 



$1,002 87 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Pro^dsions and supphes 

Rent 

Printing and postage . 

Office expenses . 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$550 00 


229 


84 


88 


00 


10 


70 


64 


29 


24 


36 


$967 


19 


35 


68 



$1,002 87 



Value of investments, $900. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



153 



FITCHBURG HELPING HAND ASSOCIATION, 15 Holt St., Fitchburg. (Incor- 
porated 1898.) 

Report for year ending January 15, 1907. 

Miss Lucy Fay, President; Mrs. Eugene Curry, Secretary; Mrs. 
H. F. Gove, Treasurer; Mrs. Ellen McGrath, Matron, 

Home for working girls. 

Number aided during year, 112, viz., 110 paying, 1 partly paying, 
1 free. Number of beds, 16. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 1 boy, 3 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Associate members 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Entertainments and sales 



$27 


67 


120 


00 


82 


00 


2,873 


78 


97 


00 


302 


30 


$3,502 


75 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . $818 77 

Provisions and supplies . 1,732 91 

Repairs and improvements . 152 07 

Interest and insurance . 152 00 

Heating and Ughting . . 203 78 

Total expenses . . $3,059 53 

Cash on hand ... 443 22 

$3,502 75 

Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$6,000; value of investments, $2,000. 

FITCHBURG HOME FOR OLD LADIES, corner Cedar and Orange Sts., Fitch- 
burg. (Incorporated 1883.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1906. 

William H. Bennett, M.D., President; Miss Adelaide Mclntire, 
Secretary; Wilbur W. Henry, Treasurer; Mrs. Ada L. Greeley, Matron. 

Home for indigent ladies of good character, at least sixty-five years 
of age, residents of Fitchburg for ten years. Admission fee, $200. 

Number aided during year, 13. Number of beds, 14. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 women. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 


$5,002 46 


Salaries and wages 


$778 23 


Subscriptions and donations 


575 50 


Provisions and supplies 


798 87 


Bequests . . . . 


6,789 51 


Repairs and improvements . 


51 35 


Admission fees . 


600 00 


Fuel and lighting 


630 80 


Income from investments . 


1,785 94 


Care of furnace and grounds 


82 50 


Miscellaneous 


87 98 


Expenses of real estate in- 








vestment 


262 62 






Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


197 77 




$2,802 14 






Investments during year 


6,200 00 






Cash on hand 


5,839 25 




$14,841 39 


$14,841 39 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes^ 
$26,000; value of investments, $34,719.83. 



154 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



THE FITCHBURG UNION AID HOME FOR CHILDREN, 27 Holt St., Fitch- 
burg. (Incorporated 1892.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1906. 

Henry A. Goodrich, President; Albert B. Haskell, Secretary; Mrs. 
Herbert E. Gennison, Treasurer; Mrs. Abbie E. Demmon, Matron. 

Home for needy and dependent children of Fitchburg, from two 
to twelve years of age, in good physical and mental health, without 
restriction of color or nationality. Payment of $1 a week, if possible. 

Number aided during year, 30, viz., 21 paying, 1 partly paying, 
8 free. Number of beds, 17. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on band 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 


$392 57 
598 01 
492 45 

27 20 

$1,510 23 


Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand . 


. $490 00 

607 20 

57 32 


. $1,154 52 
109 26 
246 45 




$1,510 23 



Value of investments, $600. 



Framingham. 

FRAMINGHAM HOSPITAL, Evergreen St., South Framingham. (Incorporated 

1890.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1907. 

John H. Temple, President; Elizabeth Merriam, Secretary; Benja- 
min T. Thompson, Treasurer; Anne A. Hintze, M.D., Superin- 
tendent. 

Care and treatment of sick and injured persons. 

Number aided during year, 645, viz., 560 paying, 67 partly paying, 
18 free. Number of beds, 60. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 17, viz., 3 men, 14 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $615 17 

Subscriptions and donations 3,765 95 

On account of persons aided 15,951 14 

Income from investments . 585 63 

Sale of hospital suppUes . 147 74 



$21,065 63 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 


. $4,300 00 
. 9,895 62 


Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 


. 1,223 88 

. 3,943 64 

110 59 

168 99 


Total expenses 
Cash on hand . 


. $19,642 72 
1,422 91 




$21,065 63 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$65,000; value of other property, $18,832.17, viz., investments, $10,- 
332.17; furniture, etc., $8,500. 



.Part n.] ^CHAKITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



155 



THE FRAMINGHAM TRAINING SCHOOL FOR NURSES, Evergreen and 
Beach Sts., South Framingham. (Incorporated 1906.) 

Report for year ending October 9, 1907, 

Nellie B. Palmer, President; Miss Elizabeth C. Warren, Secretary; 
F. L. Oaks, Treasurer; Dr. Anne A. Hintze, Superintendent. 

To maintain a school for the education and training of nurses. 

Number aided during year, 47, viz., 46 paying, 1 partly paying. 
Number of beds, 62. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 14, viz., 1 man, 13 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $2,096 81 

Subscriptions and donations 200 00 

On account of persons aided 17,963 60 

Interest on deposits . . 80 78 

Miscellaneous . . . 30 49 



$20,371 68 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$5,254 71 


Provisions and suppUes 


10,412 27 


Repairs and improvements . 


592 54 


Heating and hghting . 


1,594 39 


Printing, postage, and books 


373 35 


Telephone 


97 59 


Paid to Nurses' Loan Fimd . 


50 00 


Miscellaneous 


514 11 


Total expenses 


$18,888 96 


Cash on hand . 


1,482 72 




$20,371 68 



HOME FOR AGED MEN AND WOMEN IN FRAMINGHAM, comer Worcester 
and Pleasant Sts., Framingham. (Incorporated 1886.) 

Report for year ending January 15, 1907. 

Comer A. Belknap, President; Miss Ellen Hyde, Secretary; John H. 
Temple, Treasurer; Miss Anne M. Grimes, Matron. 

Home for indigent persons at least sixty years of age, residents of 
Framingham for ten years. Admission, $150, and conveyance of 
property to Home. 

Number aided during year, 11. Number of beds, 14. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 1 man, 3 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 
Admission fees . 
Re-investment account 
Miscellaneous 



$1,020 92 

969 72 

1,946 10 

92 00 

2,159 87 

1 60 



$6,190 21 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and hghting . 
Printing and postage . 
Funeral expenses 
Taxes 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $937 


29 


989 


37 


498 


12 


384 


59 


9 


84 


61 


50 


44 


00 


101 


33 


. $3,026 04 


. 2,625 


17 


539 


00 



$6,190 21 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$11,000; value of investments, $32,352.09. - 



156 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Gardner. 

GARDNER HOME FOR ELDERLY PEOPLE, Pearl St., Gardner. (Incorpo- 
rated 1896.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1907. 

Euclid L. Brooks, President; Edward P. Noyes, Secretary; Alec 
E. Knowlton, Treasurer; Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Lord, Superintendent 
and Matron. 

Home for Protestant men and women, at least fifty-five years of 
age, natives of the United States, and residents of Gardner for ten 
years. Admission fee, $150. 

Number aided during year, 6. Number of beds, 6. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 3 men, 2 women. 



Dr. 

Cash, on hand 

Bequests .... 

Admission fees and property 

of inmates 
Income from investments 
Drew from savings bank 
Deficit .... 



$22 82 

1,917 31 

800 00 

3,155 08 

1,300 00 

67 56 



$7,262 77 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supphes 
Repairs and improvements 
Insurance, taxes and rent 
Heating and hghting . 
Funeral expenses 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 



$728 


04 


771 


15 


. 1,331 


06 


564 


62 


262 


60 


138 


00 


23 


99 


. $3,819 


46 


. 3,443 


31 



$7,262 77 



"Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$10,000; value of investments, $56,000. 



THE HENRY HEYWOOD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, Gardner. (Incorporated 

1907.) 

John D. Edgell, President; Helen R. Heywood, Treasurer. 
To establish and maintain a hospital for the purposes designated 
in the will of the late Henry Heywood of Gardner. 
First year not completed. 



Georgetowt^. 

TRUSTEES OF THE CARLETON HOME, North St., Georgetown. (Incorpo- 
rated 1901.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1907. 

Edward A. Chaplin, President; Miss Mary A. Palmer, Secretary; 
Harry E. Perkins, Treasurer; Clara J. Berry, Matron. 

To maintain a home for the care of the aged poor of both sexes. 
Number aided during year, 3, partly paying. Number of beds, 4. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 2, viz., 1 man, 1 woman. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



157 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Income from investments 



$70 97 
1,279 11 



$1,350 08 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and suppHes 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and Hghting . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$337 


00 


271 


65 


23 


16 


85 


50 


59 


13 


$776 44 


501 


61 


72 


03 



$1,350 08 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$1,815; value of investments, $33,506.67. 

Gloucester. 

ADDISON GILBERT HOSPITAL, Washington St., Gloucester. (Incorporated 

1899.) 

Report for year ending June 8, 1907. 

Sylvester Cunningham, President; Kilby W. Shute, Secretary; 
Horace A. Smith, Treasurer; Miss Grace G. Pillsbury, Matron. 

To furnish medical and sure^ical aid to inhabitants of Gloucester, 
and in case of emergency to others, according to the will of the late 
Addison Gilbert. 

Number aided during year, 264, viz., 136 paying, 71 partly paying, 
57 free. Number of beds, 30. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 21, viz., 4 men, 17 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $162 82 

Subscriptions and donations 2,120 13 

On account of persons aided 5,000 00 

Income from investments . 5,710 71 

Board and services of nurses 6,574 69 

Investments paid . . 1,244 50 



$20,812 85 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Insurance . 
Furnishings 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$5,657 82 
6,435 68 
1,171 13 

682 58 


147 


90 


238 


39 


98 


31 


$14,431 
6^236 


81 
25 


144 


79 



$20,812 85 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$72,000; value of investments, $121,049.59. 



ASSOCIATED CHARITIES OF GLOUCESTER, Middle St., Gloucester. (In- 
corporated 1900.) 

Report for year ending May 31, 1907. 

Dr. J. E. Garland, President; Fred A. Shackelford, Secretary; 
Edward DoUiver, Treasurer; Lucy Lawrence, Registrar. 
To help the poor to help themselves. 



158 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17, 



Number aided during year, 180 families. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 
Miscellaneous 



$145 


86 


418 


50 


3 


65 


3 


00 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Printing, postage, etc. 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$571 01 



$343 21 

17 GO 

28 50 

$388 71 
182 30 

$571 01 



Value of investments, $100. 



THE GILBERT HOME FOR AGED AND INDIGENT PERSONS, 2 Western 

Ave., Gloucester. (Incorporated 1889.) 

Report for year ending May 31, 1907. 

Allan Rogers, President; Daniel T. Babson, Secretary and Treas- 
urer; Mary Williams, Matron. 

Home for men and women, at least sixty years of age, residents of 
Gloucester. Entrance fee, S300. 

Number aided during year, 6, viz., 1 partly paying, 5 free. Number 
of beds, 6. 

Number of paid ofl&cers or employees, 3, viz., 1 man, 2 women. 



Dr. 


Cr. 




Cash on hand . . . $1,142 86 


Salaries and wages 


$789 00 


On account of persons aided 185 73 


Provisions and suppUes 


914 30 


Income from investments . 3,164 58 


Drugs and medicines . 


16 43 


Investments paid . . 618 73 


Repairs and improvements . 


170 44 




Heating and lighting . 


261 66 




Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


108 81 




$2,260 64 




Investments during year 


2,579 71 




Cash on hand . 


271 55 


$5,111 90 


$5,111 90 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
),030.53; value of investments, $71,609.77. 



GLOUCESTER RELIEF ASSOCIATION, 66 Commercial St., Gloucester. (In- 
corporated 1888.) 

Report for year ending January 21, 1907. 

Geo. A. Johnson, President; Henry P. Dennen, Secretary; Wm. 
A. King, Treasurer; Lucinda D. Friend, Superintendent. 
Aid to families of lost and disabled fishermen. 
Number aided during year, 19. 



Part II.] CHAEITABLE CORPOEATIONS. 



159 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations 



$350 00 
35 00 



$385 00 



Cr. 
Provisions and suppUes 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$69 46 



$69 46 
315 54 



$385 00 



HUNTRESS HOME, 110 Prospect St., Gloucester. (Incorporated 1900.) 
Report for year ending November 30, 1906. 

George E. MacDonald, President; John J. Somes, Secretary; 
Edward Dolliver, Treasurer; Mrs. Lydia A. Marston, Matron. 

Home for old ladies over sixty years of age, natives of Gloucester. 
No fixed entrance fee. 

Number aided during year, 10. Number of beds, 13. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 women. 



Dr. 

Entrance fees 

Income from investments 

Miscellaneous 



$275 00 

2,112 00 

477 37 



$2,864 37 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$854 78 


Provisions and supplies 


1,198 78 


Repairs and improvements 


315 45 


Fuel and light . 


299 10 


Miscellaneous 


196 26 


Total expenses 


$2,864 37 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$14,500; value of investments, $28,600. 



WOMEN'S CLUBHOUSE ASSOCIATION OF MAGNOLIA, Shore Road, Mag- 
nolia. (Incorporated 1906.) 

Report for year ending November 1, 1907. 

George A. Upton, President; Rev. Frederick J. Libby, Secretary; 
Pierpont L. ^inQk^oX^,' Treasurer ; Mrs. Harry S. Foster, Matron. 

To supply a homelike gathering-place for women employed as ser- 
vants or otherwise engaged in earning their livelihood in Magnolia 
during the summer at hotels or residences, with facilities for reading 
and entertainments, and limited dormitory accommodations. 

Number aided during year, 290. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Proceeds of mortgage note . 
Miscellaneous 



$392 30 

2,062 62 

517 80 

1,000 00 

3 87 



$3,976 59 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Payment of note matured 
Miscellaneous . . 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$186 00 


38 


40 


228 


90 


63 


72 


22 


65 


450 


00 


506 


10 


. $1,495 


77 


. 2,480 82 



$3,976 59 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$7,300. 



160 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Greenfield. 

THE FRANKLIN COUNTY PUBLIC HOSPITAL, 16 Main St., Greenfield. 

corporated 1895.) 



(In- 



Levi J. Gunn, President; Eliza B. Leonard, Secretary: Frank J. 
Lawler, Treasurer; Anna M. Sweeney, Superintendent. 

To provide free medical and surgical treatment for the poor, and at 
reasonable rates for others; also to educate and train young women 
as nurses. 
No report. 

Haverhill. 
HALE HOSPITAL, Buttonwoods Ave., Haverhill. (Incorporated 1880.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Hon. R. L. Wood, President; Charles G. Johnson, Secretary; W. W. 
Spaulding, Treasurer; Anne Chandler Parker, Superintendent. 

Medical and surgical treatment. 

Number aided during year, 422, viz., 256 paying, 76 partly paying, 
90 free. Number of beds, 24. . • 

Number of paid officers or employees, 24, viz., 2 men, 22 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $631 17 

Subscriptions and donations 2,102 84 

Bequests . . . . 100 00 

On account of persons aided 11,089 65 

Income from investments . 3,358 33 

On account of mortgage note 2,900 00 

Principal withdrawn . . 5,612 32 

Miscellaneous . . . 300 25 



$26,094 56 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and suppUes 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Light and fuel . 
Printing and postage . 
Telephone, etc. . 
Fire insurance . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $5,882 
. 5,691 


77 
72 


2,385 


64 


804 


75 


1,928 


58 


168 


93 


152 


99 


500 


00 


353 


47 


$17,868 

7,347 

877 


85 
75 
96 



$26)094 56 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$81,235.33; value of other property, $82,375.26, viz., investments, 
$73,863.57; furniture and furnishings, $8,511.69. 



HAVERHILL BOYS' CLUB ASSOCIATION, 11 Washington St., Haverhill. (In- 
corporated 1906.) 

Report for year encUng May 31, 1907. 

M. D. Wolfe, President; Donald G. Browne, Secretary; Stanley D. 
Gray, Treasurer; Henry Gordon Wells, Acting Superintendent. 
To furnish club-rooms, manual training, reading-room and library, 



Part 11.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



161 



entertainments, etc., for boys of eight to sixteen or seventeen years, 
of limited means and upon the street. 

Number aided during year, 310. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6 men. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $50 38 

Subscriptions and donations 658 00 



$708 38 



Salaries and wages 

Rent 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



Cr. 



$241 


50 


360 


00 


95 


03 


$696 53 


11 


85 



$708 38 



Value of equipment, $100. 



HAVERHILL FEMALE BENEVOLENT SOCIETY, City Hall, Haverhill. (In- 
corporated 1854.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1906. 

Ann Johnson, President; Emily Sargent, Secretary; Eva F. Howes, 
Treasurer. 
Help for the worthy poor of Haverhill. 
Number aided during year, 240. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 



$69 86 

152 20 

2,467 08 



$2,689 14 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supphes 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$198 63 

2,156 39 

10 25 

$2,365 27 

152 75 

171 12 

$2,689 14 



Value of investments, $31,477.86. 



HAVERHILL YOUNG WOMEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION, 107- Winter 
St., Haverhill. (Incorporated 1891.) 

Report for year ending October 25, 1907. 

Mrs. Howard L. Porter, President; Mrs. Dora M. Goodwin, Secre- 
tary; Miss Harriet J. Brooks, Treasurer; Miss Ellen M. Hinds, 
General Secretary. 

The promotion of the physical, mental, moral, and spiritual welfare 
of women, particularly young women earning a livelihood. 

Number aided during year, 701, viz., 321 paying, 173 partly paying, 
207 free. Number of beds, 11. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 8, viz., 2 men, 6 women. 



1G2 



STATE BOARD OF CHARTTY. [P. D. 17 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $565 97 

Subscriptions and donations 1,216 26 

On account of persons aided 1,725 86 



$3,508 09 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$1,906 47 


Provisions and suppHes 


28 31 


Repairs and improvements 


251 36 


Rent of gymnasium . 


240 33 


Heating and hghting . 


333 93 


Printing and postage . 


71 65 


Insurance . 


87 53 


Miscellaneous 


185 98 


Total expenses 


$3,105 56 


Cash on hand . 


402 53 




$3,508 09 



OLD LADIES' HOME ASSOCIATION, 119 Main St., Haverhill. (Incorporated 

1856.) 

Report for year ending May 16, 1907. 

Mrs. Caroline Crowell, President; Miss Sarah P. Cogswell, Secre- 
tary; Miss Annie M. Wheeler, Treasurer; Miss M. J. Kimball, 
Matron. 

Home for needy women at least seventy years of age, residents of 
Haverhill. Admission fee, $200. 

Number aided during year, 27. Number of beds, 25. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4 women. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments , 


$26 93 
3,183 13 
3,434 00 


Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements , 
Heating and lighting . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand . 


$1,479 93 

2,770 04 

1,110 92 

760 10 

176 22 




$6,297 21 
346 85 



$6,644 06 



Cr. 



$6,644 06 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
),850; value of investments, $69,338.78. 



SONS OF JACOB BENEFIT ASSOCIATION OF HAVERHILL, 128 River St., 
Haverhill. (Incorporated 1901.) 

Samuel Ritter, President; Benjamin Grad, Secretary and Treasurer. 
For the assistance and relief of Hebrew men between the ages of 
twenty and forty. 
No report. 

HoLYOKj:. 

THE HOLYOKE BOYS' CLUB ASSOCIATION, 422 Main St., Holyoke. (Incor- 
porated 1904.) 

Report for year ending October 1, 1906. 

Frederick S. Webber, President; William A. Allyn, Secretary; 
Thomas S. Childs, Treasurer. 

For the betterment of boys of the street. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE COEPORATIONS. 



163 



Number aided during year, 624. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 3 men, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 

Printing 

Box making 

Loan 

Income from investments 

Miscellaneous 



$55 


54 


2,074 


19 


104 


03 


1,064 


60 


9,000 


00 


960 


36 


31 


04 


$13,289 


76 



Cr. 

Investments during year 

Salaries and wages 

Rent . ... 

Printing 

Box making 

Printing press and machin 

ery . . . 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $9,000 00 
973 50 


210 


00 


129 


21 


997 


33 


459 


21 


914 


82 


.' $12,684 
605 


07 
69 



$13,289 76 



Value of property, $12,500, viz., investments (real estate), $12,000,, 
machinery, etc., $500. 

HOLYOKE CITY HOSPITAL, Beach St. Extension, Holyoke. (Incorporated 

1891.) 

. Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

William Whiting, President; F. B. To-wwe, Secretary; William F. 
Whiting, Treasurer; L. H. Clarke, M.D., Superintendent; Lillian O. 
West, Superintendent of Nurses. 

Private hospital for treating the sick at a reasonable cost. 

Number aided during year, 635. Number of beds, 65. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 40, viz., 4 men, 36 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Miscellaneous 



$675 


94 


8,812 


64 


100 


00 


17,012 


21 


1,050 


00 


38 


17 


$27,688 96 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $8,238 


37 


. 10,930 


80 


. 1,289 


21 


. 1,401 


84 


. 3,999 


06 


. 1,120 56 


. $26,979 84 


709 


12 



$27,688 96 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$105,000; value of investments, $21,623.48. 



HOLYOKE HOME FOR AGED PEOPLE, Holyoke. (Incorporated 1902.) 

Elvira F. Ball, President; Mrs. W. W. Wilson, Secretary; Florence 
D. Merrick, Treasurer. ' J|| 

Caring for the aged and infirm, and providing them with a home; 
and the promotion of charitable and benevolent work. 

Cash on hand, $7,581.73. 

Not yet o|)ened. 



uu 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



THE SISTERS OF CHARITY OF THE HOUSE OF PROVIDENCE, corner 
Dwight and Elm Sts., Holyoke. (Incorporated 1892.) 

Report for j'-ear ending December 31, 1906. 

Rt. Rev. Thomas D. Beaven, D.D., President; Sister Mary Gene- 
vieve, Secretary; Mother Mary of Providence, Treasurer; Sister Mary 
Anthony, Superior. 

Treatment of acute diseases. 

Number aided during year, 801, viz., 618 paying, 108 partly 
paying, 75 free. Number of beds, 52. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 39, \dz., 4 men, 35 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . S75 26 

Subscriptions and donations 314 50 

On account of persons aided 22,082 22 

Loans .... 9,545 85 

Miscellaneous . . . 10 80 



$32,028 63 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supphes 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting 
Printing and postage 
Paj^ment on building con 

tracts 
IVIiscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $1,897 91 


. 7,828 


72 


933 


60 


. 1,712 


06 


51 


36 


. 13,440 59 


. 5,400 


63 


. $31,264 87 


763 


76 



$32,028 63 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$65,000. 



Hyde Park. 

NEW ENGLAND PEABODY HOME FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN, Hale St., 
Hyde Park. (Incorporated 1894.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1907. 

Mrs. Herbert A. Joslin, President; Mrs. Albion S. AATiitmore, Secre- 
tary; jNIrs. Edward B. Kelloggj Treasurer; Miss Clara M. Thurston, 
Matron. 

The permanent or temporary care of destitute crippled and deformed 
children under twelve years of age; unsectarian. 

Number aided during year, 27, viz., 4 partly paying, 23 free. Num- 
ber of beds, 30. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 11, viz., 1 man, 10 women. 



PaitIL] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



165 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $102 77 

Subscriptions and donations 3,730 92 

Bequests . . . . 33,277 67 

On account of persons aided 186 00 

Income from, investments . 500 00 



$37,797 36 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Surgical apparatus 
Repairs and improvements 
Interest 

Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . . 
Furnishings, etc. 
Mortgage, etc. . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $3,331 

2,525 

357 


70 
85 
59 


. 2,579 

585 


07 
00 


620 


10 


836 


11 


919 


14 


. 13,913 
230 


84 
95 


. $25,899 
. 10,000 


35 

00 


. 1,898 


01 



$37,797 36 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
126,000; value of investments, $15,000. 



Lancaster. 

TRUSTEES OF THE CHARITABLE FUND IN THE TOWN OF LANCASTER, 

Lancaster. (Incorporated 1851.) 

Report for year ending February 28, 1907. 

Rev. Abbott Peterson, President; S. R. ]\ierrick, Secretary and 
Treasurer. 
Aid to needy widows and spinsters, residents of Lancaster. 
Number aided during year, 25. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 

Income from investments 


$627 21 
513 71 


Provisions and supphes 
Cash donations . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 


$44 25 

415 00 

1 00 




$460 25 
680 67 




$1,140 92 


$1,140 92 



Value of investments, $11,400. 



Lawrence. 

GERMAN RUTH-SOCIETY OF LAWRENCE, MASSACHUSETTS. 94 East 
Haverhill St., Lawrence. (Incorporated 1902.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1906. 

Mrs. F. Pfefferkorn, President; Louis F. Oeser, Secretary; Gustave 
Hoepfner, Treasurer; Mrs. Mary Socha, Matron. 

Maintaining a day nursery for the children of parents obliged to 
work away from home during the day, and also a home for destitute 
men and women, without regard to age, creed, or residence. No 
admission fee. 



U)(> STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Number aided during year, 13 (5 adults, 8 children), viz., 9 paying, 
4 partly paying. Number of beds, 9. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


$90 57 


Salaries and wages 


$400 00 


Subscriptions and donations 


180 00 


Provisions and supplies 


495 57 


On accoi-Uit of persons aided 


503 50 


Repairs and improvements . 


22 62 


Fair 


246 50 
$1,020 57 


Heating and lighting . 
Total expenses 


102 38 




$1,020 57 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$4,900. 



INCORPORATED PROTECTORY OF MARY IMMACULATE, 189 Maple St., 
Lawrence. (Incorporated 1875.) 

Report for year ending August 31, 1907. 

Sister Julia Latour, President, Treasurer, and Swperintendent; Sister 
Mary A. Fernand, Secretary. 

Care of orphan boys and girls, without distinction of color, creed, 
or nationality. 

Number aided during year, 386, viz., 195 paying, 97 partly paying, 
94 free. Number of beds, 277. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 25, viz., 2 men, 23 women. 

Dr. Cr. 

Cash on hand . . . $1,684 25 Salaries and wages 

Subscriptions and donations 2,156 93 Provisions and supphes 
Bequests .... 3,100 00 Repairs and improvements 
On account of persons aided 15,139 26 Heating and Mghting . 
Interest on deposits . . 110 61 Printing and postage . 

Industry . . . . 310 79 Paid on mortgage 

Miscellaneous . . . 409 55 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$22,911 39 



$1,997 93 

10,072 55 

3,209 86 

1,216 09 

116 78 

5,000 00 


$21,613 
1,298 


21 

18 


$22,911 


39 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
1113,400. 



THE LADIES' HEBREW COUNCIL, 62 Concord St., Lawrence. (Incorporated 

1902.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1907. 

Lena Sibulkin, President; Marry Shindler, Secretary; Bessie Brown, 
Treasurer. 
To aid Hebrew women of Lawrence who are sick or in distress. 
Number aided during year, 73. 



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167 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $82 90 

Subscriptions and donations 151 91 

Miscellaneous . . . 82 13 



$316 94 



Cr. 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Rent 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$79 61 
77 11 
24 00 

$180 72 
136 22 

$316 94 



LAWRENCE HOME FOR AGED PEOPLE, 2 Bailey St., Lawrence. (Incorpo- 
rated 1895.) 

Report for year ending November 6, 1906. 

Rev. W. E. Gibbs, President; Mrs. Harry Lewis^ Secretary; CO. 
Andrews, Treasurer; Mrs. Isabell Barrett, Matron. 

Home for aged people at least sixty years of age, residents of Law- 
rence, North Andover, or Methuen, for seven years. Admission, $250, 
and surrender of property to Home. 

Number aided during year, 15. Number of beds, 14. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr, 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Admission fees . 
Income from investments 
Proceeds of May breakfast . 



$609 


19 


672 


03 


1,000 


00 


250 


00 


3,471 


90 


2,393 


31 


$8,396 43 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$575 49 


Provisions and suppHes 


812 70 


Heating and lighting . 


299 20 


Premiums on securities pur- 




chased .... 


578 00 


Miscellaneous 


624 43 


Total expenses 


$2,889 82 


Investments dvu-ing year 


5,229 31 


Cash on hand 


277 30 




$8,396 43 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$7,500; value of investments, $87,383.96. 

Leicester. 

LEICESTER SAMARITAN ASSOCIATION, Main St., Leicester. (Incorporated 

1904.) 

Report for year ending October 14, 1907. 

F. H. Gifford, President; Alexander iMcNeish, Secretary and Treas- 
urer; Miss Phoebe Johnson, Custodian. 

To loan articles and appliances to the sick and needy. 

Number aided during year, 65. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations 



$134 46 
16 00 



$150 46 1 



Salaries and wages 
Supplies . 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



Cr. 



$10 00 
17 50 



$27 50 
122 96 



$150 46 



168 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17, 



Leominster. 

LEOMINSTER HOME FOR OLD LADIES, 6 Pearl St., Leominster. (Incorpo- 
rated 1891.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Henry R. Smith, President; Mrs. C. C. Lawrence, Secretary; Wil- 
liam A. Putnam, Treasurer; Mrs. Mary E. Sheldon, Matron. 

Home for elderly ladies at least sixty-five years of age, residents of 
Leominster for ten years (exceptions made by vote of managers). 
Admission fee, $200. 

Number aided during year, 8. Number of beds, 8. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2, viz., 1 man, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Adraission fee, etc. 
Income from investments 
Miscellaneous 



$7,093 


22 


168 


00 


•431 


00 


1,921 


57 


540 


80 


$10,154 59 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $795 


85 


. 1,014 


19 


256 


62 


327 


18 


288 


95 


. $2,682 


79 


. 5,500 


00 


. 1,971 


80 



$10,154 5& 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
),957.97; value of investments, $37,650. 



LEOMINSTER HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION, Merriam Ave., Leominster. (In- 
corporated 1902.) 

Francis A. Whitney, President; Patrick H. Killelea, Secretary; 
Edward R. Miller, M.D., Treasurer. 

The medical and surgical care of the sick and injured. 
Cash on hand, $3,819.56. 
Not in active operation. 



Lexington. 

LEXINGTON HOME FOR AGED PEOPLE, Lexington. 



(Incorporated 1905.) 



Edward P. Nichols, President; E. M. Mulliken, Secretary; A. E. 
Locke, Treasurer. 

To establish and maintain an institution as a home for aged people 
of both sexes. 

Cash on hand, $1,818.52. 

Not yet opened. 



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169 



LONGMEADOW.* 
THE DOANE ORPHANAGE, 14 Main St., Longmeadow. (Incorporated 1900.) 

Report for year ending October 7, 1906. 

Charles B. Holton, President; Vernor M. Schenck, Secretary; 
George H. Hale, Treasurer; Mrs. Cornelia E. Blake, Superintendent. 

To provide a home for homeless children of Protestant Christian 
parentage. 

Number aided during year, 54, viz., 32 partly paying, 22 free. Num- 
ber of beds, 31. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 1 man, 5 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $118 09 

Subscriptions and donations 3,368 15 

On account of persons aided 724 25 



$4,210 49 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$1,701 75 


Provisions and supphes 


740 11 


Repairs and improvements . 


21 29 


Fuel and light . 


270 60 


Printing, postage, etc. 


158 08 


Travelling expenses . 


208 39 


Interest and payment on 




mortgage 


868 75 


Miscellaneous 


192 05 


Total expenses 


$4,161 02 


Cash on hand . 


49 47 




$4,210 49 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$12,300. 

Lowell. 

THE BATTLES HOME, 15 Belmont St., Lowell. (Incorporated 1901.) 
Report for year ending October 31, 1906. 

Rev. A. St. John Chambre, D.D., President; Walter H. Howe, 
Secretary; Wm. T. Sheppard, Treasurer; Mrs. Mary C. Battles, 
Superintendent. 

Home for aged men, without conditions of age, creed, or residence. 
Admission fee, $200. 

Number aided during year, 5, viz., 1 paying, 1 partly paying, 3 free. 
Number of beds, 5. 

Number of paid officers or employees^ 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Miscellaneous 



$300 38 

775 00 

232 00 

40 40 

117 38 



$1,465 16 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supphes 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and hghting . 
Funeral expenses 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$208 


00 


455 


68 


110 


05 


153 


48 


49 


25 


258 


06 


. -$1,234 52 


230 


64 



$1,465 16 



170 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
S6,000.; value of investments, $1,000. 



CHILDREN'S HOME, Lowell. (Incorporated 1903.) 

Solon W. Stevens, President; Edward W. Trull, Treasurer. 
Providing a temporary home for the care and support of minor 
children of all ages. 
No report. 

FAITH HOME, 249 Westford St., Lowell. (Incorporated 1884.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1906. 

Rev. A. R. Dilts, President; Mary E. Drew, Clerk; Mrs. G. Foss, 
Treasurer and Superintendent. 

To provide a Christian home for orphans and neglected and desti- 
tute children. 

Number aided during year, 16, viz., 8 partly paying, 8 free. Num- 
ber of beds, 12. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Bequests .... 



S7 75 
895 70 
481 25 
100 00 



$1,484 70 



Cr. 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Dry goods, etc. . 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$1,030 11 

32 97 

407 37 

$1,470 45 
14 25 

$1,484 70 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$7,000. 



THE LADIES' GMELOOS CHASODEM ASSOCIATION, 63 Howard St., Lowell. 

(Incorporated 1905.) 

Report for year ending September 1, 1907. 

Salem Goldenberg, President; David Siskind, Secretary; Bessie 
Goldberg, Treasurer. 

To loan money to the poor without interest. 
Number aided during year, 37. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $491 64 

Subscriptions and donations 90 50 

Loans repaid . . . 140 00 

Entertainments . . . 51 49 



$773 63 



Cr. 

Rent, etc. 

Printing and postage . 

Loaned 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$18 00 

8 50 

307 50 

$334 00 
439 63 

$773 63 



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171 



THE LADIES' HELPING SOCIETY, 8 Mclntjnre St., Lowell. (Incorporated 

1904.) 

Report for year ending June 30, 1907. 

Minnie Bernstein, President; Bertha G. Paresky, Secretary; Minnie 
Harris, Treasurer. 

To relieve the sick, and for general charitable purposes. 
Number aided during year, 30. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 

Dues 

Entertainments 



$372 00 
60 00 
49 25 



$481 25 



Cr. 

Printing and postage 
Rehef given 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$4 80 
76 45 



$81 25 
400 00 



$481 25 



LOWELL DAY NURSERY ASSOCIATION, 64 Kirk St. and 57 First St., Lowell. 

(Incorporated 1899.) 

Report for year ending February 28, 1907. 

Rev. L. C. Manchester, President; Albert L. Bacheller, Secretary; 
James Gilbert Hill, Treasurer; Miss Maria E. Morse, Matron. 

Care by the day of young children of working mothers. Charge of 
ten cents each, or twenty-five cents for three, when able to pay. 

Number aided during year, not stated. Number of beds, 21. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 10, viz., 2 men, 8 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Annual fair 
Miscellaneous 



$836 69 

69 60 

878 06 

388 40 

1,325 71 
820 74 



$4,319 20 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$2,099 

1,123 

208 

552 

303 


81 
78 
28 
88 
45 


$4,288 
31 


20 
00 


$4,319 


20 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$17,527.25; value of other property, $10,500, viz., investments, 
$10,000; furniture. 



LOWELL DISPENSARY, 18 Shattuck St., Lowell. (Incorporated 1836.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1906, 

Charles H. Hobson, President; Edward B. Carney, Secretary and 
Treasurer. 

To furnish medicines and other needful articles and medical advice 
and relief to the sick poor of the city of Lowell. 

Not active as a dispensary; but the income of $15,000, held in trust 



172 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17, 



by the Lowell General Hospital for the corporation, is used for dis- 
pensary purposes. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 

Income from investments . $120 00 
Miscellaneous . , . 25 70 



$145 70 

Value of investments, $3,374.36. 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 



$6 00 
19 70 



$25 70 
120 00 



$145 70 



THE LOWELL GENERAL HOSPITAL, Varnum Ave., Lowell. (Incorporated 

1891.) 

Report for 3^ear ending December 31, 1906. 

Jacob Rogers, President; William T. Sheppard, Secretary; John 
F. Sawyer, Treasurer; Sara A. Bowen, Superintendent. 

Treatment of persons needing medical and surgical attendance dur- 
ing temporary sickness or injury. 

Number aided during year, 686, viz., 303 paying, 302 partly paying, 
81 free. Number of beds, 66. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 16, viz., 5 men, 11 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . . . $25,016 33 

Subscriptions and donations 46,435 75 

Bequests . . . _ . 100 00 

On account of persons aided 13,351 58 

Income from investments . 11,195 21 

JVIiscellaneous . . . 148 85 



S96,247 72 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Pro\'isions and supphes 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Fuel and lighting 
Construction 

Furniture and eqiupment 
Purchase of real estate 
Printing and postage . 
Tuberculosis camp 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $7,792 06 
. 9,051 77 


. 1,893 


11 


. 2,581 
. 4,621 
. 17.686 


06 
41 
24 


610 


61 


. 10,169 
208 


34 

94 


. 6,404 
957 


86 
83 


. $61,977 23 

25,002 00 

. 9,268 49 



),247 72 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$115,000; value of investments, $241,622.10. 



THE LOWELL HUMANE SOCIETY, 71 Central St., Lowell. (Incorporated 

1889.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Frederick P. Marble, President; Mrs. Geoige F. Richardson, Secre- 
tary; Miss Mary Nesmith, Treasurer; C. F. Richardson, Agent. 
For the protection of children and dumb animals. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIOXS. 



173 



Number of children aided during year, 571. 

Number of animals caied for during year, 1,246. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2, viz., 1 man, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and dues 
Income from investments 
Entertainments . 
Fines 


$266 30 

432 00 

510 13 

361 95 

20 00 


Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Rent 

Printing, postage, etc. 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 


. $1,026 40 

60 00 

54 23 

106 00 


. $1,246 63 
343 75 




$1,590 38 


$1,590 38 



Value of investments, $11,500. 



OLD LADIES' HOME, 520 Fletcher St., Lowell. (Incorporated 1887.) 
Repori: for year ending October 13, 1906. 

Mrs. Caroline A. Richardson, President; IMrs. Sarah T. Young, 
Secretary; James E. Gibson, Treasurer; Martha E. Mills, Matron. 

Home for single Protestant women at least sixty-five years of age, 
residents of Lowell for five years. Admission, $200, and conveyance 
of property to Home. 

Number aided during year, 43. Number of beds, 43. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 8, ^^z., 2 men, 6 women. 



Br. 
Cash clq hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . . . 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Miscellaneous 



$2,277 


04 


269 


02 


1,077 


88 


800 


00 


5,092 


39 


200 


00 


$9,716 


33 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Pro'visions and supphes 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and hghting . 
Printing and postage . 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $2,154 01 

. 3,311 37 

352 56 


. 1,649 
30 


62 
30 


. $7,497 86 
902 88 


. 1,315 


59 



$9,716 33 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$51,150; value of investments, $96,308.51. 



ST. JOHN'S HOSPITAL, Bartlett and High Sts., Lowell. (Incorporated 1867.) 
Report for year ending October 31, 1906. 

Sister Agnes Sheehan, President and Sister Superior; Sister Terese 
Ulrich, Secretary; Sister Martina Tragessor, Treasurer. 

Care of the sick, irrespective of creed, color, age, nationality, or 
residence. Insane persons, inebriates, and persons suft'ering from 
contagious diseases not usually admitted. 



174 



STATE BOAKD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Number aided durino- year, 709, viz., 345 paying, 167 partly paying, 
197 free. Also 4,150 out-patients. Number of beds, 80. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 31, viz., 4 men, 27 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 

Bequests . 

On accoimt of persons aided 

City patients 

Town patients 

State patients 

Proceeds of fairs 

Receipts from pharmacj', etc. 

Receipts from special niirsing 

Miscellaneous 







Cr. 


S299 


55 


Salaries and wages 


1,386 


46 


Pro^-isions and suppHes 


912 


05 


Drugs and medicines . 


9,533 


14 


Repairs and improvements 


1,506 


50 


Telephone, etc. . 


220 


00 


Heating and lighting . 


604 


89 


Printing and postage . 


3,626 


80 


Interest on mortgage . 


1,137 


97 


Dry goods, bedding, etc. 


150 


00 


Insurance . 


623 


79 


Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 


$20,001 


15 





. $3,269 
. 7,626 


49 

27 


1,734 


14 


1,212 


88 


93 


29 


. 3,003 
69 


82 
56 


. 1,225 
730 


00 
61 


92 


40 


566 


28 


. $19,623 
377 


74 
41 



$20,001 15 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$75,000. 



ST. PATRICK'S HOME OF LOWELL, Cross St., Lowell. (Incorporated 1896.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Most Rev. eTohn J. ^Yilliams, President; Rev. John J. McHugh, 
Secretary; Rev. William O'Brien, Treasurer; JNIother Thomasina, 
Superintendent. 

Home for young working girls and old ladies, without distinction 
of creed, color, or nationality. 

Number aided during year, 365, viz., 140 paying, 100 partly paying, 
125 free. Number of beds, 74. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 14, viz., 1 man, 13 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 



S3 15 

500 00 
^,547 95 



$9,051 10 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and Ughting . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$1,691 50 

5,721 87 

377 36 

407 74 

775 00 

$8,973 47 

77 63 

$9,051 10 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes,. 
$50,000; value of furniture, etc., $3,500. 



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11^ 



SHELTERING ARMS SOCIETY, 15-17 Lawson St., Lowell. (Incorporated 1897.) 

Mrs. Almira Sturdeyvant, President; Mrs. F. Kinney, Secretary; 
Mrs. F. S. Kennison, Treasurer. 

Rescue work, and temporary shelter for elderly women and children 
without a home. 

Report sent back for correction, but not returned. 

THE THEODORE EDSON ORPHANAGE, 13 Anne St., Lowell. (Incorporated 

1824.) 

Report for year ending February 28, 1907. 

Rev. A. St. John Chambre, President; Charles W. Eaton, Secretary 
and Treasurer; Miss C. E. Newcomb, Matron. 

To maintain and educate orphan boys, and to provide them with 
comfortable Christian homes. 

Number aided during year, 13. Number of beds, 24. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 
Drawn from bank 



$149 78 

1,003 31 

675 43 

105 00 



$1,933 52 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . $800 54 

Provisions and supplies . 746 51 

Repairs and improvements . 69 39 

Heating and lighting . . 208 65 

Miscellaneous . . . 62 92 

Total expenses . . $1,888 01 

Cash on hand . . . 45 51 

$1,933 52 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$25,000; value of investments, $14,634.90. 

TRUSTEES OF THE AYER HOME, 159 Pawtucket St., Lowell. (Incorporated 

1898.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Jacob Rogers, President; George S. Motley, Secretary; Moses G. 
Parker, Treasurer; Mrs. C. J. Tarr, Matron. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


$209 06 


Salaries and wages 


$2,742 29 


Bequests . 


. 25,000 00 


Provisions and supplies 


2,028 90 


Income from investments 


. 6,277 63 


Repairs and improvements . 


597 80 


Miscellaneous 


669 49 


Heating and lighting . 


570 39 






Taxes, insurance, and water 


323 79 






Clothing and shoes 


235 86 






Miscellaneous 


590 56 






Total expenses 


$7,089 59 






Investments during year 


24,925 69 






Cash on hand 


140 90 




$32,156 18 


$32,156 18 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$25,200; value of investments, $166,863.57. 



17G 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Lynn. 

ASSOCIATED CHARITIES OF LYNN, Lee Hall, 10 City Hall Sq., Lynn. (Incor- 
porated 1894.) 

Report for year ending August 31, 1907. 

Rev. Ernest J. Dennen, President; Mrs. Warren M. Breed, Secre- 
tary; Fred Miller, Treasurer; Miss Lotta S. Rand, General Secretary, 

To promote charitable cooperation, secure knowledge of the con 
dition and needs of applicants for relief, procure employment or 
assistance, prevent begging and spread of pauperism, maintain district 
nurse, stamp savings society, employment bureau, day nursery, etc. 

Number of families dealt with during year, 567. Number of beds 
in day nursery, 14. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7 women. 



Dr. ■ 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


S16 33 


Salaries and wages 


. $2,085 51 


Subscriptions 


. 3,050 60 


Rent 


430 00 


Bequests . 


800 00 


Loans paid 


200 00 


Interest on deposits . 


7 63 


Miscellaneous 


577 22 


Day nursery fees 


241 06 










Total expenses 


. $3,292 73 






Cash on hand 


822 89 




$4,115 62 


$4,115 62 



BOYS' CLUB OF LYNN, 169 Liberty St., Lynn. (Incorporated 1904.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1906. 

George R. Beardsall, President; A. Louise Collins, Secretary; W. R. 
C. Stephenson, Treasurer; George C. Dorr, Suj)erintendent. 

To promote among boys and young men in Lynn and vicinity 
temperance, morality, and right living, by the establishment and 
maintenance of places for reading rooms, libraries, social meetings, 
etc. 

Number aided during year, 1,000. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2, viz., 1 man, 1 woman. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 


$72 27 


Salaries and wages 


. $1,194 50 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,908 03 


Interest on mortgage . 


157 50 


Entertainments, etc. . 


427 08 


Heating and lighting . 
Prepayment of loan 


180 74 






397 17 






Miscellaneous 


475 74 






Cash on hand . 


1 73 




$2,407 38 


$2,407 38 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$4,600 (mortgage, $3,500); value of equipment, etc., $500. 



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177 



ELIZA J. HAHN HOME TOR AGED COUPLES, Lynn. (Incorporated 1895.) 

Henry A. Pevear, President; William S. Burrill, Secretary; Eugene 
B. Eraser, Treasurer. 
To provide a home for aged couples anii others. 
Not yet opened. 



EMERGENCY HOSPITAL, INCORPORATED, 42 High St. and 5 and 7 Oxford 
St., Lynn. (Incorporated 1901.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

James A. Keown, President; Katherine B. McAdam, Secretary; 
Mary E. Keown, Treasurer. 

To give medical and surgical service; substituting, as far as possible, 
cooperation for charity. 

Number aided during year, 931, viz., 78 paying, 596 partly paying, 
257 free. Number of beds, 5. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 1 man, 3 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $56 85 

On account of persons aided 1,552 17 

Sale of drugs, etc. . . 1,224 46 

Loans . . . . 325 00 

Rents . . ... 442 00 

Miscellaneous . . . 6 48 



S3,606 96 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and hghting . 
Printing and postage . 
Telephone 
Laundry . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $888 06 


987 


99 


308 


01 


506 


11 


315 


12 


15 


25 


54 


62 


80 


10 


430 


28 


. $3,585 


54 


21 


42 



$3,606 ^6 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$15,000; value of furniture, instruments, etc., $5,000. 

THE LYNN HEBREW LADIES' HELPING HAND SOCIETY, Lynn. (Incorpo- 
rated 1907.) 

Sarah Stryer, President; Sarah Margolis, Treasurer. 
Engaging in charitable work among members of the Hebrew race 
in Lynn in said Commonwealth. 

Report sent back for correction, but not returned. 



LYNN HOME FOR AGED MEN, Lynn. (Incorporated 1890.) 

James P. Martin, President; William S. Burrill, Secretary; Eugene 
B. Eraser, Treasurer. 

Providing for the support of aged indigent men. 
Value of investments, $15,420.98. 
Not yet opened. 



178 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17, 



LYNN HOME FOR AGED WOMEN, 197 North Common St., L3mn. (Incorpo- 
rated 1874.) 

Report for year ending October 9, 1906. 

James S. Newhall, President; Isabel M. Breed, Secretary; William 
O. Newhall, Treasurer; Mrs. Harriet M. Walsh, Superintendent. 

Home for worthy Protestant women of American birth, at least 
sixty-five years of age, residents of Ljun for ten years. Admission 
fee, $200. 

Number aided during year, 21. Number of beds, 21. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

Income from investments 
Drawn from bank 
Rent of stable . 
Principal of note paid 
Admission fees . 
Miscellaneous 



$8 54 

674 16 

1,950 00 

2,475 33 

1,500 00 

47 00 

400 00 

800 00 

12 91 



$7,867 94 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
City tax . 

Heating and Lighting , 
Printing and postage . 
Insurance . 
Funeral charges 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $1,411 

. 1,327 

191 


25 
72 
42 


48 


66 


436 


00 


52 


75 


26 


40 


89 


50 


37 


57 


. $3,621 

. 3,950 

296 


27 
00 
67 



$7,867 94 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$22,000; value of investments, $56,119.35. 



LYNN HOME FOR YOUNG WOMEN, Lynn. (Incorporated 1906.) 

Mary A. Goldsmith, President; Sarah F. Smith, Treasurer. 
The establishment and maintenance of reading and rest rooms and 
a home for working girls. 
No report. 

LYNN HOSPITAL, 212 Boston St., Lynn. (Incorporated 1880.) 

Luther S. Johnson, President; Howard Mudge Newhall, ClerJc; 
Walter E. Symonds, Treasurer; Chauncey C. Sheldon, M.D., Super- 
intendent. 

To establish and maintain in the city of Lynn a hospital to furnish 
medical and surgical treatment for persons in need of such treatment. 

No report. 



SAINT CASIMIR BENEVOLENT SOCIETY, 13 South St., Lynn. (Incorporated 

1907.) 

Charity, benevolence, and the maintenance of reading rooms. 
No report. 



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179 



UNION HOSPITAL, Linwood Road, Lynn. (Incorporated 1900.) 

Report for year ending June 1, 1907. 

George B. Carr, M.D., President; Eugene M. Doloff, M.D., Secre- 
tary; S. Manning Perkins, M.D., Treasurer; Melvin A. Harmon, 
M.D., Superintendent. 

Medical and surgical treatment of the sick, and doing all the chari- 
table work the public will support. 

Number aided during year, 486, viz., 469 paying, 11 partly paying, 
6 free. Number of beds, 35. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 23, viz., 1 man, 22 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $2,501 94 

Subscriptions and donations 275 00 

On account of persons aided 15,951 33 

Sale of supphes . . . 42 32 

Miscellaneous . . . 82 42 



$18,853 01 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Paid on mortgage 
Heating and Ughting . 
Printing, postage, and sta 

tionery . 
Dry goods and furnishings 
Interest, insurance, and tele 

phone . 
Surgical supplies 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $5,164 36 


. 4,219 


85 


. 1,241 


92 


1,100 96 


. 1,000 


00 


. 1,446 


18 


117 


23 


606 


84 


649 


65 


767 


57 


498 32 


. $16,812 88 


2,040 


13 



$18,853 01 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$31,000. 



Malden. 

THE ASSOCIATED CHARITIES OF MALDEN, 19 Ferry St., Maiden. (Incor- 
porated 1904.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1906. 

Costello C. Converse, President; Clarence A. Perkins, Secretary; 
Frank R. Sircom, Treasurer; Mrs. Edith S. McDonald, General 
Secretary. 

For the purpose of securing the concurrent and harmonious action 
of the different charities of Maiden, and cooperating with them in the 
general work of assisting the needy and unfortunate. 

Number of cases investigated, 223. 

Number of paid ofi&cers or employees, 1 woman. 



180 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17, 



Dr. 
Cash on hand , . . $259 42 

Subscriptions and donations 929 00 



$1,188 42 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 


. $720 00 

40 71 

124 26 


Total expenses 
Cash on hand . 


$884 97 
303 45 




$1,188 42 



THE MALDEN BOYS' CLUB, 108 Ferry St., Maiden. (Incorporated 1903.) 
Report for year ending October 14, 1906. 

G. Louis Richards, President; Willard C. Tilson, Secretary; Harold 
S. Bond, Treasurer; Joseph S. Dixon, Managing Director. 

A reading room and gymnasium for boys; classes in printing, 
cobbling, carpentry, cane seatinq;, basket weaving, etc. 

Number aided during year, 500. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7, viz., 6 men, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Net income from printing de- 
partment 



Cr. 



$61 47 
2,500 00 


Salaries and wages 
Rent 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 


. $2,500 00 
600 00 


574 80 


. $3,100 00 
36 27 


$3,136 27 


$3,136 27 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$1,000. 



MALDEN HOME FOR AGED PERSONS, 526-528 Main St., Maiden. (Incor- 
porated 1892.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Joshua H. Millett, President; ^A'illiam D. Hawley, Secretary; James 
O. Otis, Treasurer; Mrs. Louise C. Cummin'-s, Matron. 

Home for Protestants of American parenta'^e, at least sixty-five 
years of age, residents of Maiden for ten years. Admission fee, $275. 

Number aided durinq^ year, 23. Number of beds, 33. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 1 man, 5 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Investments withdrawn 
Miscellaneous 



$1,422 


72 


1,443 


71 


3,000 


00 


925 


00 


2,437 


18 


2,500 


00 


15 


00 


$11,743 


61 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Water rates 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Interest, insurance, and 

taxes 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$1,689 
2,093 


24 
50 


700 


38 


97 


61 


618 


03 


91 


87 


425 


34 


71 


70 


$5,787 

. 5,150 

805 


67 
00 
94 


$11,743 


61 



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181 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$52,803.83; value of investments, $50,772.96. 



MALDEN HOSPITAL, Hospital Road, Maiden. (Incorporated 1890.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1907. 

Arthur K. Wellman, President; Harry Hudson Barrett, Clerk; 
John M. Corbett, Treasurer; Alice M. Hodgson, Superintendent. 

Care of the sick and injured, without conditions of age, sex, color, 
nationality, creed, or residence, — insane, incurable, venereal, and con- 
tagious diseases excepted. 

Number aided during year, 622, viz., 212 paying, 264 partly paying, 
146 free. Number of beds, 72. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 35, viz., 3 men, 32 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Mortgage note paid 
Rent of real estate 
Miscellaneous 



$3,042 


09 


3,719 


62 


5,000 


00 


17,293 


32 


9,842 


79 


200 


00 


750 


00 


146 


79 


$39,994 


61 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Provisions and supplies 

Drugs and medicines . 

Repairs and improvements 

Telephone 

Lighting and heating . 

Insurance and taxes . 

Printing and postage . 

Furnishings 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$7,441 02 

10,058 91 

3,213 90 

946 40 

105 43 

1,066 33 

712 05 

238 41 

1,050 65 

1.563 44 



$26,396 54 

11,201 67 

2,396 40 

$39,994 61 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$95,000; value of investments, $243,425. 



MALDEN INDUSTRIAL AID SOCIETY, 21 Ferry St., Maiden. (Incorporated 

1883.) 

Report for year ending August 31, 1907. 

E. F. Bickford, President; Miss L. May Lord, Secretary; Walter 
E. Piper, Treasurer; Miss Mary H. Sharpe, Superintendent. 

Relief of needy poor of Maiden, including day nursery and district 
nursing. 

Number aided during year, 118, viz., 78 partly paying, 40 free. 
Number of beds, 12. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4 women. 



182 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Nursery fees 
Income from investments 



$561 71 

1,495 36 

254 05 

1,369 30 



$3,680 42 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and suppHes 
Repairs and improvements 
Printing and postage . 
Sundry relief 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $1,418 48 


993 


14 


296 


27 


25 


72 


28 


00 


. $2,761 


61 


660 


16 


258 


65 



$3,680 42 



Value of property owiied and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$25,500; value of investments, $33,802.13. 



THE MONDAY CLUB OF MALDEN, 2 Marcus Terrace, Maiden. (Incorpo- 
rated 1906.) 

Report for year ending May 1, 1907. 

Miss Edna Clark, President; Miss Ella C. Tribble, Secretary; Miss 
Mary Priest, Treasurer. 

To help the deserving poor of Maiden, and to maintain an industrial 
school for girls. 

Number aided, not stated. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . • . 
Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Membership dues 
Associate membership dues . 
Miscellaneous 



$690 41 



Cr. 



$131 92 


Salaries and wages 


. $122 51 


335 00 


Provisions and supplies 


10 85 


14 04 


Rent 


200 00 


30 00 


Printing and postage . 


25 77 


16 00 


Miscellaneous 


100 23 


163 45 






Total expenses 


. $459 36 




Cash on hand . 


231 05 



$690 41 



YOUNG MEN'S HEBREW; ASSOCIATION OF MALDEN, Maiden. (Incorpo- 
rated 1907.) 

Hyman E. Slobodkin, President; Myer H. Slobodkin, Treasurer. 
To alleviate the condition of our Hebrew brethren by forming a 
more perfect union of their interests, and in other ways. 
No report. 

Marblehead. 

MARBLEHEAD FEMALE HUMANE SOCIETY, Marblehead. (Incorporated 

1845.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1906. 

Mrs. Eliza S. Graves, President; Mrs. Mary L. Goldthwaite, 
Secretary; Miss Elizabeth B. Brown, Treasurer. 
To help the aged and infirm poor. 
Number aided during year, 16. 



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183 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Annual collection 
Assessments 
Donations . 
Rebate national bank tax 



$44 10 
21 00 

175 20 

64 95 

3 15 



$308 40 



Cr. 
Paid to beneficiaries 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$294 00 

$294 00 
14 40 



$308 40 



Value of investments, $4,685.96. 



Marlborough. 

MARLBOROUGH HOSPITAL, Hildreth St., Marlborough. (Incorporated 1890.) 

Report for year ending June 1, 1907. 

Dr. C. T. Warner, President; C. F. Weeks, Secretary; D. W. 
Powers, Treasurer; Miss M. O. Robbins, Matron. 

To establish and maintain a hospital for medical and surgical 
treatment during temporary sickness or injury. 

Number aided during year, 356, viz., 318 paying, 7 partly paying, 
31 free. Number of beds, 23. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 10, viz., 1 man, 9 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $3,902 59 

Subscriptions and donations 1,191 07 

On account of persons aided 6,758 07 
Income from investments 

and deposits . . . 219 99 

Hospital field day . . 843 98 



$12,915 70 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and fighting . 
Printing and postage . 
MisceUaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $3,972 

. 2,733 

370 


18 
97 
65 


181 


21 


681 


89 


31 


18 


45 


60 


. $8,016 68 
. 4,899 02 



$12,915 70 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$5,000; value of investments, $5,000. 



Medford. 

MEDFORD HOME FOR AGED MEN AND WOMEN, 66 South St., Medford. 

(Incorporated 1901.) 

Report for year ending February 28, 1907. 

Mrs. Emma P. Locke, President; Mrs. M. Susan Goodale, Secre- 
tary; Joseph A. Chapin, Treasurer; Miss Myra T. Leavitt, Matron. 
Home for aged men and women, residents of Medford for ten years. 
Entrance fee, $200 for single persons, $300 for couples. 
Number aided during year, 8. Number of beds, 10. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



184 



STATE BOAKD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $772 85 

Subscriptions and donations 734 51 

Bequests . . . . 100 00 

Income from investments . 33 82 

Miscellaneous . . . 1,967 46 



$3,608 64 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . $869 46 

P^o^dsions and supplies . 715 63 

Repairs and improvements . 46 65 

Heating and hghting . . 159 25 

Miscellaneous . . . 555 52 

Total expenses . . $2,346 51 

Cash on hand . . . 1,262 13 

$3,608 64 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$6,250; value of investments, $1,602. 



THE SARAH FULLER HOME FOR LITTLE DEAF CHILDREN, Woburn St., 
West Medford. (Incorporated 1888.) 

Report for year ending May 31, 1907. 

Elizabeth B. Wheelwright, President; Sarah W. Hallowell, Secre- 
tary; N. P. Hallowell, Treasurer; Eliza L. ClsiYk, Superintendent. 
Home and instruction for little deaf children. 
Number aided during year, 17. Number of beds, 12. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 1 man, 5 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $5,767 00 

Subscriptions and donations 1,640 50 

Bequests .... 3,000 00 

On account of persons aided 2,465 18 

Income from investments . 2,346 77 



$15,219 45 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . $3,197 89 

Provisions and supphes . 1,672 99 

Repairs and improvements . 143 07 

Printing and postage . . 44 00 

Miscellaneous . . . 185 24 

Total expenses . . $5,243 19 

Investments during year . 3,000 00 

Cash on hand . . . 6,976 26 

$15,219 45 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$8,400; value of other property, $57,331.25, viz., investments, 
331.25; furniture, $1,000. 



YOUNG MEN'S HEBREW ASSOCIATION OF MEDFORD, Medford. (Incor- 
porated 1901.) 

A. Freedman, President; Abram AVeinberg, Treasurer. 

Benevolent, charitable, and social purposes. 

No report. 

Melrose. 

MELROSE HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION, 75 Myrtle St., Melrose. (Incorporated 

1893.) 

Moses S. Page, President; Mrs. F. H. Brown, Secretary; Decius 
Beebe, Treasurer; Marian B. Dibblee, Superintendent. 
Hospital for sick and disabled persons of both sexes. 
No report. 



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185 



Methuen. 

HENRY C. NEVINS HOME FOR THE AGED AND INCURABLE, Methuen. 

(Incorporated 1906.) 

George W. Tenney, Treasurer. 
Not yet in full operation. 

MiDDLEBOROUGH. 

MONTGOMERY HOME FOR AGED PEOPLE, 59 Everett St., Middleborough. 

(Incorporated 1900.) 

David G. Pratt, President; Mary B. Glidden, Secretary; Harriet 
M. S. Washburn, Treasurer. 

To provide a home for destitute worthy aged people. 

Cash on hand, $6,000. 

Value of property owned and to be occupied for corporate purposes, 
$3,780. 

Not yet opened. 

MlI.FORD. 
HOME FOR THE AGED AT MILFORD, Milford. (Incorporated 1892.) 

Clifford A. Cook, President; C. A. Sumner, Secretary; W. A. 
Westcott, Treasurer. 

Cash on hand, $4,742.56. 
Not yet opened. 

MILFORD HOSPITAL, corner Main and Prospect Sts., Milford. (Incorpo- 
rated 1900.) 

Report for year ending June 1, 1907. 

G. B. Williams, President; J. F. Hickey, Secretary; Orlando Avery, 
Treasurer; Miss H. F. Seavey, Superintendent. 

Care and treatment of sick and disabled persons. Includes training 
school for nurses. 

Number aided during year, 240, viz., 227 paying, 11 partly paying, 
2 free. Number of beds, 14. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 17, viz., 2 men, 15 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $6,996 68 

Subscriptions and donations 4,588 55 

On account of persons aided 5,164 50 

Income from iiivestm.ents . 1,080 44 



$17,830 17 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $3,860 31 


. 2,916 


47 


408 


43 


. 1,207 


54 


. 1,633 


21 


. 2,052 


80 


. $12,078 76 


. 5,751 


41 



$17,830 17 



186 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$5-4,000; value of investments, $21,552.50. 



MiLLBURY. 

ST. JOSEPH'S INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL FOR BOYS, Park Hill, Millbury. (In- 
corporated 1900.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1907. 

Rt. Rev. Thomas Griffin, President; Thomas A. Dowd, Secretary; 
James McCormick, Treasurer; Brother Sylvester, Superintendent. 

Education of homeless and neglected boys of all denominations. 

Number aided during year, 142, viz., 52 paying, 36 partly paying, 
54 free. Number of beds, 75. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7 men. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $222 28 

Subscriptions and donations 5,720 02 

On account of persons aided 3,528 85 

Borrowed .... 4,000 00 

Carnival .... 3,744 00 



$17,215 15 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supphes 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and Ughting . 
Insurance and interest 
Paid on loan 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $1,367 98 


. 6,967 


87 


. 5,787 


22 


410 


12 


388 


25 


. 1,800 


00 


. $16,721 


44 


493 


71 



$17,215 15 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$18,000. 



Milton. 

LEOPOLD MORSE HOME FOR INFIRM HEBREWS, AND ORPHANAGE, Blue 

Hills Parkway, Milton. (Incorporated 1888.) 

Report for year ending May 12, 1907. 

Ferdinand Strauss, President; Jacob M. Spitz, Secretary; Joseph 
M. Herman, Treasurer; Rev. Solomon Schindler, Superintendent. 

Home for Hebrews over sixty years of age, residents of Boston for 
more than fifteen years; and for orphans whose parents have resided 
in Boston three years. 

Nuniber aided during year, 74, viz., 3 partly paying, 71 free. Num- 
ber of beds, 74. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 11, viz., 3 men, 8 women. 



Part II.] CHAKITABLE CORPORATIONS, 



187 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $2,588 44 
Subscriptions and donations 4,896 00 
Bequests . . . . 500 00 
On accoTint of persons aided 504 00 
Income from investments . 1,494 14 
Federation of Jewish Char- 
ities . . . .2,150 00 
Boylston Educational Fund . 424 00 
Miscellaneous . . . 97 08 

$12,653 66 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supphes 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $3,506 23 


. 4,877 


36 


483 


37 


. 1,418 


77 


140 


62 


286 


70 


. $10,713 05 


. 1,940 


61 



$12,653 66 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$59,178.58; value of investments, $30,045. 



THE MILTON CONVALESCENT HOME, Edgehill Road, Milton. (Incorporated 

1903.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Rev. Roderick Stebbins, President; Miss M. L. Richardson, Sec- 
retary; Miss Helen L. Jaques, Treasurer; Miss E. J. O'Brien, Matron. 

For women and children, convalescent or debilitated; no consump- 
tives received; no discrimination as to color or religion; those pay 
board who can do so. 

Number aided during year, 310, viz., 23 paying, 17 partly paying, 
270 free. Number of beds, 23. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5 men. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $95 07 

Subscriptions and donations 5,584 37 

Bequests .... 1,000 00 

On account of persons aided 479 03 

Interest on deposits , . 103 13 



$7,261 60 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supphes 
Drugs, medicine, etc. . 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent, telephone, etc. . 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Water 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $2,211 


99 


. 2,001 


03 


347 


02 


438 


30 


69 


15 


815 44 


61 


53 


107 


41 


57 


18 


. $6,109 05 


. 1,152 


55 



$7,261 60 



Value of reserve funds, 



SWIFT CHARITY, Milton. (Incorporated 1898.) 
Report for year ending September 30, 1907. 

Amor L. Hollingsworth, President; Samuel Gannett, Secretary; 
Spencer W. Richardson, Treasurer. 

For the aid of deserving persons in the town of Milton, including the 
lending of money on mortgages at low rates of interest to poor women. 



188 



STATE BOAKD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Number aided during year, 8. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $2,629 40 

Income from investments . 827 00 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 

Charity 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$3,456 40 

Value of investments, $18,046.45 



$30 GO 

210 00 

10 00 



$250 00 

2,000 00 

1,206 40 

$3,456 40 



Montague. 

THE FARREN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF MONTAGUE CITY, MASS., Mon- 
tague. (Incorporated 1900.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1907. 

Thomas D. Beaven, President; Sister Mary Mt. Carmel, Secretary 
and Superior; Catherine Horan, Treasurer. 

Treatment of curable medical and surgical cases. 

Number aided during year, 296, viz., 218 paying, 64 partly paying, 
14 free. Number of beds, 30. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 28, viz., 4 men, 24 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


$40 00 


Salaries and wages 


$1,720 00 


Subscriptions and donations 


700 00 


Provisions and supplies 


6,340 00 


Bequests .... 


100 00 


Repairs and improvements . 


864 00 


On account of persons aided 


8,414 00 


Heating and hghting . 


145 00 






Printing and postage . 


38 00 






Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


47 00 




$9,154 00 






Cash on hand . 


100 00 




$9,254 00 


$9,254 00 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$50,000. 

Nantucket. 

CHILDREN'S AID SOCIETY OF NANTUCKET, Nantucket. (Incorporated 

1894.) 

Report for year ending May 31, 1907. 

Mrs. Catharine Starbuck, President; Mrs. M. Frances Devlan, 
Secretary; Miss Annie S. Wait, Treasurer. 
Care of indigent children. 
Number aided during year, 3. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPOEATIONS. 



189 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $16 50 

Subscriptions and donations 40 00 

Bequests . _ . . . 212 14 

Income from investments . 231 15 



$499 79 

Value of investments, $4,700. 



Cr. 



Care of children 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$337 59 

$337 59 
162 20 

$499 79 



HELPING HAND SOCIETY, Nantucket. (Incorporated 1900.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Mary A. Simpson, President and Treasurer; Olive B. Header, 
Secretary. 

To help the worthy poor of all classes. 
Number aided during year, 1. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Interest on deposits 



$240 06 
9 25 
9 26 



$258 57 



Cr. 

Provisions and supphes 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$2 00 



$2 00 
256 57 



$258 57 



LADIES' HOWARD SOCIETY OF NANTUCKET, Nantucket. (Incorporated 

1846.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1907. 

Judith J. Fish, President; Anna C, Rule, Secretary; Lucretia R. 
Cart Wright, Treasurer. 
To assist the needy. 
Number aided during year, 6. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $44 67 

Subscriptions and donations 13 00 

Bequests .... 200 00 

Income from investments . 77 22 

Investraents withdrawn . 31 10 



$365 99 



Cr. 

Aid given . 

Printing and postage . 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$137 98 




25 


$138 


23 


200 


00 


27 


76 



$365 99 



Value of investments, $1,970. 



THE RELIEF ASSOCIATION, Nantucket. (Incorporated 1874.) 

Report for year ending January 20, 1907. 

Mrs. Maria T. Swain, President; Miss Phebe W. Bunker, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. Annie C. Brock, Treasurer. 

To keep worthy aged poor from the town almshouse. 
Number aided during year, 18. 



Dr. 






Cash on hand 


$13 17 


Cash given 


Subscriptions and donations 


270 82 


Miscellaneous • . 


Bequests .... 


212 14 




Income from investments . 


746 12 


Total expenses 
Cash on hand . 




$1,242 25 





190 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Cr. 

$980 00 
17 15 

$997 15 
245 10 

$1,242 25 

Value of investments, $18,393.87. 

THE UNION BENEVOLENT SOCIETY, Nantucket. (IncorporatedI1883.) 

Report for year ending May 7, 1907. \ I ii^li 

Mrs. Nancy J. Allen, President; Mrs. Phebe C. Folger, Secretary; 
Mrs. Helen E. Appleton, Treasurer. 

To supply needy children with clothing. 

Number aided during year, 97. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $107 68 

Subscriptions and donations 5 70 

Income from investments . 265 48 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . $25 00 

SuppHes . . . . 163 18 



Total expenses . . $188 18 

Cash on hand . . . 190 68 



$378 86 



$378 86 

Value of investments, $6,637.45. 



NyVTICK. 
MARIA HAYES HOME FOR AGED PERSONS, Natick. (Incorporated 1904.) 

Edward Clark, President and Treasurer; William Nutt, Secretary. 

To establish and maintain a home for old persons of respectable 

character. 

Not yet opened. 

Needham. 

THE MOTHERS' REST ASSOCIATION OF NEWTON CENTRE, Highlandville, 
Greendale Ave., Needham. (Incorporated 1903.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1907. 

Mrs. Arthur C. Badger, President; Mrs. Samuel S. Widger, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. Frank A. Mason, Treasurer; Miss L. L. Parker, Matron, 

Maintaining a home to which tired mothers with their little children 
may be invited for rest. 

Number aided during year, 190, viz., 107 women, 83 children. 
Number of beds, 16. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5 women. 



Part II . ] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS . 



191 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investpients 
Miscellaneous 



S4,347 99 

1,428 73 

245 58 

2,653 57 



,675 87 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supphes 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and hghting . 
Printing and postage . 
Telephone 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $499 00 


746 


36 


. 1,156 


01 


47 


93 


83 


95 


28 


77 


339 


04 


. $2,901 


06 


. 5,774 81 



$8,675 87 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$7,500; value of investments, $5,700. 



New Bedford. 

ASSOCIATION FOR THE RELIEF OF AGED WOMEN OF NEW BEDFORD, 
New Bedford. (Incorporated 1866.) 

Report for year ending April 1, 1907. 

Mrs. Charles W. Clifford, President; Miss Gertrude W. Baxter, 
Secretary; Miss Elizabeth Watson, Treasurer. 

Relief of aged and worthy American women, at least sixty years of 
age, and residents of New Bedford for five years. 

Number aided during year, 93. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 
Bonds sold 



Cr. 



$0 19 
1,211 00 
8,076 98 
7,225 00 


To beneficiaries 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during ye 
Cash on hand . 


$16,513 17 





5,433 77 
53 93 

$8,487 70 

7,549 92 

475 55 

$16,513 17 



Value of investments, $125,101.25. 



THE CHARITY ORGANIZATION SOCIETY OF NEW BEDFORD, Union Good 
Works Building, Market St., New Bedford. (Incorporated 1900.) 

Report for year ending October 30, 1906. 

Rev. Wm. B. Geoghegan, President; Geo. H. Tripp, Secretary; 
Miss Emma R. Hall, Treasurer; May L. Shepard, Superintendent. 

To prevent begging and imposition, diminish pauperism, and en- 
courage thrift, self-dependence, and industry. 

Number aided during year, 452. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



192 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17, 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 



Cr. 



$5 15 
678 00 
250 00 


Salaries and wages 

Rent 

Printing and postage . 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand . 


. $778 32 
35 00 

52 27 

53 28 




$918 87 
14 28 


$933 15 


$933 15 



Value of investments, $5,000. 

THE HEBREW LADIES' HELPING HAND SOCIETY, NEW BEDFORD, MAS- 
SACHUSETTS, Acushnet St., New Bedford. (Incorporated 1906.) 

Report for year ending May 1, 1907. 

Mrs. Fanny Schiresohn, President; Mrs. Lody Goldstein, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. B. Schuster, Treasurer. 

Carrying on religious and charitable work among the poor Hebrews 
of New Bedford. 

Number aided during year, 75. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Entertainments, etc. . 
Miscellaneous 



$100 00 

123 50 

294 40 

1 95 



$519 85 



Rent 

Given to poor 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



Cr. 



$44 35 
268 55 



$312 90 
206 95 

$519 85 



LADIES' CITY MISSION SOCIETY IN NEW BEDFORD; Dispensary, 755 
First St., Rescue Home, 25 North Water St.; Wood Yard, 5 Leonard St., 
New Bedford. (Incorporated 1866.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Mrs. M. E. Bushnell, President; Mrs. H. K. Milliken, Secretanj; 
Miss B. B. Winslow, Treasurer; Rev. C. F. Hersey, Superintendent. 

To help the needy, chiefly by maintaining (1) a medical dispensary, 
(2) a lodging-house, (3) a wood yard, (4) a general undenominational 
charity, — social and religious. 

Number aided during year, 2,500. Number of beds, 37. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 3 men, 2 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $327 69 

Subscriptions and donations 12,053 93 

Bequests .... 2,500 00 

Income from investments . 709 09 
Sale of wood and payments 

for lodgings ,. . . 3,771 74 

Miscellaneous '. . . 142 15 



$19,504 60 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent 

Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Laundry . 
Telephone 
Land purchases 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $4,746 93 


. 1,648 


91 


217 


48 


. 1,114 


77 


171 


00 


. ' 606 


64 


57 


04 


189 


69 


53 


52 


. 1,250 


00 


. $10,055 


98 


. 8,500 


00 


948 


62 



$19,504 60 



Part II.] CHAEITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



193 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
,000; value of investments, $17,570. 



NEW BEDFORD COUNTRY WEEK SOCIETY, INCORPORATED, New Bed- 
ford. (Incorporated 1906.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1907. 

Sophia E. White, President; May L. Shepard, Secretary; Elizabeth 
D. Habicht, Treasurer. 

Providing boarding places in the country for poor children and 
adults, for the sick whenever necessary, and for performing such other 
charitable acts as shall be determined by the executive committee. 

Number aided during year, 127. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 



$946 26 
499 12 

81 84 



$1,527 22 



Cr. 
Provisions and suppUes 
Printing and postage . 
Board 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$43 83 
12 82 

536 00 
44 00 



$636 65 

890 57 

$1,527 22 



Value of investments, $800. 



NEW BEDFORD DAY NURSERY; North End Branch, 16 Howard St., New 
Bedford; South End Branch, 191 County St., New Bedford. (Incorporated 
1897.) 

Report for year ending April 3, 1907. 

Miss Elise Swift, President; Miss Alice Wood, Clerk; Mrs. Albert 
W. Holmes, Treasurer; Miss Minnie A. Bullard, Matron of North 
End Branch; Miss Villa Hodsdon, Matron of South End Branch. 

Care of children of working parents during the day. Parents pay 
ten cents per day. 

Number aided during year, 213, viz., 208 paying, 4 partly paying, 1 
free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 8, viz., 2 men, 6 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Entertainment . 
Drew from savings bank 



$1,343 97 

1,692 25 

1,115 15 

140 00 

152 00 

300 00 



$4,743 37 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supphes 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent 

Heating and Kghting . 
Printing and postage . 
Water rates 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses ' 
Cash on hand 



. $1,805 


76 


. 1,364 


74 


387 


88 


300 


00 


225 


50 


2 


50 


17 


25 


2 


00 


. $4,105 


63 


637 


74 



$4,743 37 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes^ 
$3,500; value of investments, $3,966. 



li)4 



STATE BOAKD OF CHAMTY. [P. D. 17. 



NEW BEDFORD DORCAS SOCIETY, 12 Market St., New Bedford. (Incorpo- 
rated 1888.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1907. 

]Mrs. Esther Gifford, President; Mrs. H. A. Jahn, Secretary; Mrs. 
Louisa A. Wilbor, Treasurer. 

To distribute clothing and bedding among poor Protestants of 
good character. 

Number aided during year, 386. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . . . . 

Income from investments 



$2 58 

68 50 

165 45 

276 17 



$512 70 



Cr. 

Supphes . 

Rent 

Printing and postage 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$468 29 

10 00 

5 00 

$483 29 
29 41 

$512 70 



Value of investments, $7,004.30. 



NEW BEDFORD HOME FOR AGED, 121 Cedar St., New Bedford. (Incorpo- 
rated 1902.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1907. 

Elizabeth C. Carter, President; Flossie ]M. Freedom, Clerk; Eliza- 
beth \Y. Scarborough, Treasurer; Susan Lemmonde, Matron. 

Home for indigent men and women over sixty years of age, without 
restriction of creed. No admission fee. Monthly payments from 
inmates able to make them. 

Number aided during year, 3, viz., 2 partly paying, 1 free. Num- 
ber of beds, 8. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $1,484 89 

Subscriptions and donations 520 00 

On account of persons aided 24 50 

Income from investments . 183 87 

Miscellaneous . . . 165 00 



$2,378 26 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supphes 
Rent 

Heating and hghting . 
JVIiscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$153 


00 


163 


38 


126 


00 


42 


35 


18 


68 


$503 41 


131 


42 


. 1,743 


43 



$2,378 26 



Value of investments, $1,726.80. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIOXS. 



195 



NEW BEDFORD INSTRUCTIVE NURSING ASSOCIATION, New Bedford. 

(Incorporated 1900.) 

Report for year ending February 26, 1907. 

Miss Katharine Commerford, President; Miss Elise Swift, Secre- 
tary; Miss Sarah E. Seabiiry, Treasurer; Miss Grace E. Baker and 
Miss Hannah P. Laurence, Visiting Nurses. 

To care for the sick poor in their homes, and to give instruction in 
home nursing. 

Number aided during year, 289, viz., 125 paying, 164 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 



$6 41 

1,014 00 

725 45 

94 36 



Sl,840 22 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



Sl,424 52 
101 45 

Sl,525 97 
200 00 
114 25 

$1,840 22 



Vahie of investments, $2,500. 

NEW BEDFORD ORPHANS' HOME, Taber St., New Bedford. (Incorporated 

1843.) 

Report for year ending May 14, 1907. 

]\Irs. WilHam J. Rotch, President; Miss Celeste P. Thornton, Sec- 
retary; Miss Helen A. Allen, Treasurer; Miss E. M. Fletcher, Matron. 

Care of orphans and destitute children, generally between the ages 
of eighteen months and nine years. 

Number aided during year, 56, viz., 19 partly paying, 37 free. 
Number of beds, 40. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 10, viz., 1 man, 9 women. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 


. 


$190 59 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,266 00 


On account of persons 


aided 


285 50 


Income from investments 




and deposits . 




6,313 11 


Loan 




1,000 00 


Rebate bank tax 




443 43 


Sale of land 




3,123 51 


Mortgage discharged 




859 00 


Notes paid 




37,788 68 


IMiscellaneous 




7 67 






$51,277 49 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supphes 
Repairs and improvements 
Board of children out o 

town 
Tax on land 
Heating and Hghting . 
Paid loan . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year^ 
Cash on hand 



. $2,528 


60 


. 3,340 


67 


330 


54 


368 


00 


44 


62 


530 


71 


1,000 
638 


00 
81 


$8,781 

39,793 

2,702 


95 
00 
54 



$51,277 49 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$27,895.67; value of investments, $125,849.34. 



19(3 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



NEW BEDFORD WOMEN'S REFORM AND RELIEF ASSOCIATION, 66 

Allen St., New Bedford. (Incorporated 1859.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1907. 

]Mrs. Esther G. Gifford, President; Mrs. Annie R. Lewis, Secre- 
fary; Mts. Annette M. C. Jahn, Treasurer; Mrs. Carrie F. King, 
Matron. 

. To provide a home for the reform, reUef, and encouragement of 
women who have strayed from the path of virtue; also for destitute 
and friendless women needing temporary shelter. 

Number aided during year, 28, viz., 1 paying, 5 partly paying, 22 
free. Number of beds, 8. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 

Cash ou hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Miscellaneous 



$188 07 


557 


40 


40 


00 


57 


50 


420 


00 


7 


75 


Sl,270 


72 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . $356 75 

Provisions and supplies . 303 07 

Repairs and improvements , 39 32 

Heating, lighting, and water 40 75 

Printing and postage . , 3 53 

Miscellaneous . . . 3 15 

Total expenses . . $746 57 

Investments during year . 500 00 

Cash on hand . . . 24 15 

$1,270 72 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$4,600; value of investments, $11,210. 

PORTUGUESE LEAGUE OF ASSISTANCE TO THE CONSUMPTIVES, New 
Bedford. (Incorporated 1906.) 

Report for year ending August 1, 1907. 

Dr. Joas Carlos Silva Pitta, President; Raul M. Pereira, Secre- 
tary; Manuel C. Silva, Treasurer. 

To give assistance to destitute consumptives, educating the Portu- 
guese colony in the prevention of this plague, and requesting of the 
municipal authorities the adoption of any advisable ways and means 
for the public welfare. 

Number aided during year, 57. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Subscriptions 



Dr. 



$1,963 48 



$1,963 48 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Rent 
Printing and postage . 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$84 80 

897 99 

126 25 

95 85 



$1,204 89 
758 59 

$1,963 48 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



197 



ST. LUKE'S HOSPITAL OF NEW BEDFORD, Page, AUen, and Taber Sts., 
New Bedford. (Incorporated 1884.), 

Report for year ending January 31, 1907. 

Charles W. Clifford, President; E. Williams Hervey, Secretary; 
Charles AY. Plummer, Treasurer; IVIiss Clara D. Noyes, Superin- 
tendent. 

Care of the sick and injured. 

Number aided during year, 1,125, viz., 646 paying and partly pay- 
ing, 479 free. Number of beds, 72. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 47, viz., 4 men, 43 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . . . $22,936 31 

Subscriptions and donations 55,121 49 
Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Investments matured . 
BiUs payable 
Miscellaneous 



200 


00 


i 17,797 


04 


. 10,847 


43 


. 10,202 


61 


5,000 


00 


19 


00 


$122,123 88 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supphes 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and Hghting . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. S8,557 


86 


. 8,504 45 


. 2,776 47 


. 61,829 


31 


. 3,666 


26 


. 3,062 


89 


. $88,397 


24 


. 29,403 


73 


. 4,322 


91 



$122,123 88 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$264,620.01; value of investments, $130,831.18. 

ST. MARY'S HOME OF NEW BEDFORD, corner Kempton and Liberty Sts., 
New Bedford. (Incorporated 1893.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Rev. James F. Clark, President; Rt. Rev. Mgr. H. J. Smyth, Treas- 
urer; Sister M. Edigna, Superior. 

Care of orphans over two years of age, and aged persons at least 
sixty years of age, within the limits of six Catholic parishes of New 
Bedford and one in Fairhaven. 

Number aided during year, 125, viz., 5 paying, 27 partly paying, 
93 free. Number of beds, 127. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 



$144 85 

5,230 00 

382 46 

1,879 00 

55 00 



$7,691 31 



Cr. 
Provisions and supphes 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and hghting . 
Printing and postage . 
Debt paid 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $3,634 


93 


396 


19 


52 


02 


32 


65 


3,000 


00 


67 


00 


. 87,182 


79 


508 


52 



$7,691 31 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$50,000; value of investments, $3,000. 



li)8 



STATE BOARD OF C HARTTY. [P. D. 1 



TRUSTEES OF THE JAMES ARNOLD FUND, New Bedford. (Incorporated 

.1891.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1906. 

^Morgan Rotch, President; Oliver Prescott, Jr., Secretary and 
Treasurer. 

To administer the trust fund given by the will of James Arnold of 
New Bedford, for the benefit of the worthy poor of the city of New 
Bedford. 

Number aided during year, 9 individuals and 4 associations. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



i Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Income from investments 
Sinking fund interest . 



Cr. 



$1,616 55 

5,869 51 

140 12 


Salaries and wages 

Beneficiaries 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand . 


$25 00 

. 5,650 00 

360 12 




. $6,035 12 
. 1,591 06 


$7,626 18 


$7,626 18 



Value of investments, $121,158.93. 



UNION FOR GOOD WORKS, Market St., New Bedford. (Incorporated 1872.) 
Report for year ending September 30, 1907. 

Oliver Prescott, Jr., President; Chas. S. Kelley, Jr., Secretary; 
James P. Francis, Treasurer; Miss Agnes Snow, Superinte?ident of 
Depository; Miss Clara B. Watson, Superintendent of Boys Amuse- 
ment Rooms. 

Charity and work for the good of young people, including fruit and 
flower missions, sew^ing mission, relief work, etc. 

Number aided during year, not stated. 

Number of paid ofiicers or employees, 5, viz., 1 man, 4 women. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 


. $1,764 15 


Subscriptions and donations 1,414 00 


Bequests . 


1,000 00 


Income from investments 


3,038 89 


James Arnold Fund 


3,500 00 


From depository committee 


450 00 


Rental of rooms 
Miscellaneous 


80 00 
75 




$11,247 79 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Heating and hghting . 
Lunch room expenses 
ReUef, etc. 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $2,103 


00 


683 


82 


137 


72 


. 4,450 


00 


374 


51 


. $7,749 05 


. 1,000 


00 


. 2,498 


74 



$11,247 79 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$46,518.01; value of investments, $61,773.25. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



199 



Newbury. 

LADIES' BENEVOLENT SOCIETY OF NEWBURY, High St., Newbury. (In- 
corporated 1856.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1907. 

Mrs. Abby B. Little, President; Mrs. Addie E. Knight, Secretary 
and Treasurer. 

To help the neighborhood poor. 
Number aided during year, 5. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $71 01 

Subscriptions and donations 286 05 



$357 06 



Cr. . 

Repairs and improvements 
Helping the poor 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$266 04 
9 00 

$275 04 
82 02 

$357 06 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$1,500. 

Newburyport. 

ANNA JAQUES HOSPITAL. Highland Ave., Newburyport. (Incorporated 1884.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Francis A. Howe, M.D., President; Charles Thurlow, Secretary; 
Henry B. Little, Treasurer; Miss Brenda F. Mattice, Superintendent. 

A hospital for the sick of Newburyport, Newbury, West Newbury, 
Amesbury, and Salisbury. 

Number aided during year, 438, viz., 117 paying, 119 partly paying, 
202 free. Number of beds, 40. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 29, viz., 3 men, 26 women, 
(including pupil nurses). 

Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 

Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 

Income from investments 

Sale of real estate 

Notes payable . 





Cr. 




$685 36 


Salaries and wages 


$6,766 44 


8,033 20 


Provisions and supplies 


5,954 18 


2,628 34 


Drugs and medicines . 


1,132 47 


8,262 21 


Repairs and improvements 


799 92 


4,821 89 


Heating and lighting . 


2,511 88 


4,000 00 


Interest and legal expenses 


354 33 


3,000 00 


Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


428 92 




. $17,948 14 




Notes paid 


. 6,973 00 




Investments during year 


. 5,729 84 




Cash on hand , 


780 02 


$31,431 00 


$31,431 00 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$97,802.97; value of other property, $135,141.30, viz., investments, 
$124,723.34; furnishings, etc., $10,417.96. 



i>00 



STATE BOAKD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



GENERAL CHARITABLE SOCIETY OF NEWBURYPORT. Newburyport. (In- 
corporated 1856.) 

Report for year ending October 26, 1906 

Miss Alice B. Woods, President; Miss Ellen P. Getchell, Secretary; 
INIiss Hannah B. Osgood, Treasurer. 

Aiding the worthy poor of all nationalities. 
Number aided during year, 67 families. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $1 82 

Subscriptions and donations 46 50 

Income from investments . 945 74 



$994 06 



Cr. . 

Provisions and suppHes 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$889 73 

$889 73 
104 33 

$994 06 



Value of investments, $22,500. 



NEWBURYPORT BETHEL SOCIETY, Newburyport. (Incorporated 1857.) 
Report for year ending November 30, 1906. 

Mrs. Lucy A. Bayley, President; Miss Fannie E. Pettingell, Sec- 
retary; Mrs. Abby L. Bray, Treasurer. 

Temporal and spiritual welfare of seamen and widows of deceased 
seamen. 

Number aided during year, 15. 



Dr. 

Cash on liand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 



$123 17 

52 25 

218 11 



$393 53 



Cr. 



Charitable expenses 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$202 46 
14 75 



$217 21 
176 32 

$393 53 



Value of investments, $4,347.81. 

NEWBURYPORT FEMALE CHARITABLE SOCIETY, Newburyport. (Incor- 
porated 1805.) 

Report for year ending July 1, 1907, 

Mrs. Elizabeth C. M. Noyes, President; Miss Caroline L. Colman, 
Secretary and Treasurer. 
To aid needy orphan girls under thirteen years of age. 
Number aided during year, 6. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . . . . $13 39 
Income from investments 

and deposits . . . 107 78 
Miscellaneous . . . 2 09 


Cr. 
Paid to beneficiaries 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand . 


$123 26 

Value of investments, $2,333.63. 





00 



$98 00 
25 26 

$123 26 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



201 



THE NEWBURYPORT HOMCEOPATHIO HOSPITAL, 267 High St., Newbury- 
port. (Incorporated 1893.) 

Report for year ending May 31, 1907. 

Geo. W. Worcester, M.D., President; Chas. F. Johnson, M.D., 
Secretary; John E. McCusker, Treasurer; Clara B. Peck, Superin- 
teiident. 

To estabhsh, support, and maintain a homoeopathic hospital in the 
city of Newburyport, in which sick and disabled persons of said city 
may be attended, cared for, and treated by homoeopathic physicians 
and surgeons. 

Number aided during year, 177, viz., 142 paying, 17 partly paying, 
18 free. Number of beds, 25. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 17, viz., 1 man, 16 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $3,710 31 

Subscriptions and donations 1,475 81 

Bequests . . . . 12,603 35 

On account of persons aided 4,578 80 

Income from investments . 43 00 



S22,411 27 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs, improvements, etc 
Heating and lighting . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments dtuing year 
Cash on hand 



. S3,512 

. 1,966 

797 


08 
95 
55 


. 2,900 


64 


956 


18 


929 


21 


. Sll,062 
. 8,000 


61 
00 


. 3,348 


66 



$22,411 27 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$25,000; value of other property, $2,000. 



NEWBURYPORT HOWARD BENEVOLENT SOCIETY, Newburyport. (Incor- 
porated 1818.) 

Report for year ending October 20, 1906. 

Charles A. Currier, President; Edward A. Hale, Secretary; John 
H. Balch, Jr., Treasurer. 



Relief to aged and sick poor. 
Number aided during year, 100. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Income from investments 

Miscellaneous 



Cr. 
$244 18 j Provisions and supphes 
1,709 96 Cash donations to poor per- 
27 49 sons . . . . 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$1,981 63 



$35 89 

1,609 09 

$1,644 98 
336 65 

$1,981 63 



Value of investments, $37,489.70. 



202 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



THE NEWBURYPORT SOCIETY FOR THE RELIEF OF AGED FEMALES, 75 
High St., Newburyport. (Incorporated 1839.) 

Report for j-ear ending April 15, 1907. 

Catherine G. Shaw, President; Susan I. Adams, Secretary; Frank 
O. Woods, Treasurer; Lucy J. Little, Matron. 

Home for aged worthy Protestant women, at least sixty years of 
age, residents of Newburyport; also outside aid. Admission fee, $50. 

Number aided during year, 14 in the Home, 73 outside. Number 
of beds, 14. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 2 men, 4 w^omen. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 


$3,172 37 


Bequests . 


1,500 00 


•Admission fee 


50 00 


Income from investments 


4,733 50 


Membership fees 


44 00 


Bank tax refunded 


53 69 



$9,553 56 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supphes 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and hghting . 
Outside reUef 
Insurance . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $1,692 50 


983 


93 


76 


49 


281 


85 


. 1,214 


93 


70 


00 


74 


71 


. $4,394 41 


. 3,841 


67 


. 1,317 


48 



$9,553 56 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$12,000; value of investments, $119,825.46. 



NEWBURYPORT SOCIETY FOR THE RELIEF OF AGED MEN, 331 High St., 
Newburyport. (Incorporated 1886.) 

Report for year ending August 31, 1907. 

L. W. Sargent, President; George H. Plummer, Secretary; William 
Ilsley, Treasurer; Herbert Mutch, Superintendent. 

Home for men at least sixty-five years of age, residents of Newbury- 
port for fifteen years. 

Number aided during year, 10. Number of beds, 9. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. Superintendent 
receives no salary, but is paid a fixed amount for the board of each 
inmate. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand . . . $290 23 
Subscriptions and donations 7 00 
Bequests .... 9,829 11 
On account of persons aided 391 70 
Income from investments . 1,764 92 


Provisions and supphes 
Repairs and improvements 
Board of inmates 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand . 


$1,651 10 

1,321 61 

391 70 

151 50 


$3,515 91 

8,432 35 

334 70 


$12,282 96 


$12,282 96 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPOEATIONS. 203 

Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$13,321.61; value of investments, $45,932.68. 

Newton. 

ASSOCIATED CHARITIES OF NEWTON, Central Block, Newtonville. (Incor- 
porated 1893.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Chas. S. Ensign, President; Mrs. Mary R. INIartin, Secretary; 
John F. Lothrop, Treasurer. 

To investigate and record cases of need, provide friends and ad- 
visers for the poor, find employment for them, and secure material 
aid when necessary. 

Number of cases during year, 218. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2, viz., 1 man, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $90 01 

Subscriptions and donations 846 65 

Income from investments . 17 64 



$954 30 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Supplies . 
Rent 

Heating and lighting 
Printing and postage 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $624 00 


22 


41 


100 00 


10 


61 


65 


96 


12 


00 


$834 98 


119 


32 



$954 30 



Value of investments, $500. 



CORPORATION OF THE REBECCA POMROY NEWTON HOME FOR ORPHAN 
GIRLS, 24 Hovey St., Newton. (Incorporated 1884.) 

Report for year ending November 20, 1906. 

Charles A. Haskell, President; Mrs. A. M. Grain, Secretary; Oliver 
M. Fisher, Treasurer; Miss Clara M. Hayes, Superintendent. 

Care of oi-phan or destitute girls, from five to sixteen j'ears of age, 
chiefly residents of Newton, without regard to color, nationality, or 
creed. 

Number aided during year, 17, viz., 2 partly paying, 15 free. Num- 
ber of beds, 20. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 



$695 33 

2,028 69 

162 00 

1,089 71 



$3,975 73 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Shoes and clothing 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$716 96 


747 


37 


54 


17 


686 


69 


241 


78 


57 


50 


416 


49 


. $2,920 96 


. 1,054 


77 



$3,975 73 



204. 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
810,000; value of investments, $23,740. 



NEWTON DISTRICT NURSING ASSOCIATION. Newton. (Incorporated 1901.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1906. 

Mrs. EUery Peabody, President; Mrs. H. P. Converse, Secretary; 
!Mrs. Charles L. Smith, Treasurer; Miss T. Enholm, Superintendent. 

To care for the sick poor of the city of Newton at their homes, and 
to give instruction in home nursing and wholesome living. 

Number aided during year, 587, partly paying and free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Interest on deposits 



$715 60 

1,214 09 

377 15 

17 04 



$2,323 88 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Supphes . 

Printing and postage , 
Telephone 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$1,713 62 

36 56 

54 19 

40 76 

$1,845 13 

478 75 

$2,323 88 



NEWTON HOME FOR AGED PEOPLE, Newton Upper Falls. (Incorporated 

1898.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Henry E. Cobb, President; Edward H. Mason, Secretary; Marcus 
INIorton, Treasurer; Miss Katherine McLay, Matron. 

To provide a home for aged and respectable men and women in 
indigent circumstances, at least sixty-five years of age, natives of the 
United States; preference given to natives or residents of Newton. 
Admission fee, $250. 

Number aided during year, 15. Number of beds, 15. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 1 man, 4 women. 



Lr. 
Cash on hand . . . $11,021 07 

Subscriptions and donations 99 20 

Income from investments . 1,439 33 
Stone Institute . . . 3,261 94 

Miscellaneous . . . 83 36 



$15,904 90 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supphes 
Repairs and improvements 
Fuel, gas, and water . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $1,772 


05 


956 


67 


129 


45 


605 


03 


581 


38 


. S4,044 58 


. 8,972 


22 


. 2,888 


10 



$15,904 90 



Value of property, $40,450, viz., investments, $38,450; furniture, 
etc., $2,000. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



205 



NEWTON HOSPITAL, Washington St., Newton Lower Falls. (Incorporated 

1881.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Joseph R. Leeson, President; William C. Bray, Secretary; Geo. 
Royal Pulsifer, Treasurer; Charles A. Reese, M.D., House Officer; 
Miss Mary M. Riddle, Matron. 

Care and treatment of sick, disabled, and infirm inhabitants of 
Newton, and others, including those ill with contagious diseases. 

Number aided during year, 1,116, viz., 564 paying, 340 partly pay- 
ing, 212 free. Number of beds, 150. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 37, viz., 12 men, 25 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Investments sold 
From emergency fund 
Borrowed . 
Miscellaneous 



$2,257 40 

16,973 09 

33,171 09 

3,927 67 

7,790 00 

4,000 00 

11,500 00 

2 97 



$79,622 22 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting , 
Printing and postage . 
Telephone and express 
Ambulance 
New building 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $14,536 81 
. 18,149 35 


. 3,050 47 

. 18,538 10 

. 4,320 97 

786 12 


625 


93 


573 


75 


. 5,078 
831 


39 

77 


. $66,491 
. 7,808 
. 5,321 


66 

75 
81 



$79,622 22 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$162,030.32; value of investments, $87,463.75. 

THE NONANTUM DAY NURSERY ASSOCIATION, 281 Watertown St., Newton. 

(Incorporated 1907.) 

Mrs. James Tolman, President; Mrs. Sara Wilkins, Secretary; Mrs. 
Rebecca B. Sherman, Treasurer; Miss Turner, Matron. 

To aid working mothers in providing a place where they can have 
their children cared for while they work. 

First year not completed. 



Norfolk. 

THE KING'S DAUGHTERS AND SONS HOME FOR THE AGED IN NORFOLK 
COUNTY, Pondville, Norfolk. (Incorporated 1899.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1907. 

Mrs. Mary M. Sawtelle, President; Mrs. Helen M. Dean, Secretary; 
Mrs. Harriet M. Guy, Treasurer; Mrs. T. O. Nichols, Matron. 

To provide a home for men and women over sixty years of age, resi- 
dents of Norfolk County for five years. Admission fee, $300. 



2(H) 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



Number aided during year, 8. Number of beds, 9. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 1 man, 2 women. 



Dr. 

Ca^h on hand . . . $7,119 00 

Subscriptions and donations 4,587 91 

Income from investments . 420 40 



$12,127 31 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during j^ear 
Cash on hand 



$626 54 


934 47 


. 1,245 


92 


13 


43 


379 


10 


. $3,199 46 


. 6,063 


73 


. 2,864 


12 



$12,127 31 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes^ 
$5,000; value of investments, $6,063.73. 



North Adams. 

NORTH ADAMS HOSPITAL, Eagle St., North Adams. (Incorporated 1884.) 
Report for year ending September 30, 1906. 

Mrs. C. H. Williams, President; Mrs. C. H. Cutting, Secretary; 
Mrs. William G. Cady, Clerk; Mrs. A. W. Hunter, Treasurer; Miss 
]Mary T. Bissell, M.D., Superintendent. 

Care and treatment of the sick and disabled. 

Number aided during year, 506, viz., 440 paying, 37 partly pay- 
ing, 13 free, 16 doubtful. Number of beds, 50. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 31, viz., 3 men, 1 boy, 27 
women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions, gifts, and dues 
On account of new building . 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 

etc. 
Charity ball 
Church offerings 
Loans 
Canvas 
Miscellaneous 



$236 14 

1,155 75 

16,670 00 

10,784 56 

2,133 53 

339 42 

358 28 

2,500 00 

■ 468 74 

225 09 



$34,871 51 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$5,678 67 


Provisions and supplies 


5,157 00 


Medical and surgical sup- 




plies, etc. 


2,050 00 


Repairs and improvements 


675 54 


Heating, lighting, and tele- 




phone . 


1,775 14 


Printing and postage . 


222 84 


Furnishings and ward sup- 




phes 


691 83 


Interest and insurance 


955 59 


Laundry . 


684 50 


On account of new building 


16,709 84 


Miscellaneous 


172 29 


Total expenses 


$34,773 24 


Cash on hand , 


98 27 




$34,871 51 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
S75,000; value of investments, $48,624.82. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



207 



NOKTHAMPTON. 

THE COOLEY DICKINSON HOSPITAL, Locust St., Northampton. (Incorpo- 
rated 1885.) 

Report for year ending April 1, 1907. 

Christopher Seymour, President; George A. Elder, Secretary and 
Treasurer; Grace B. EUis, Superijitendent and Matron. 

To aid the sick poor of Northampton, Hatfield, and \Yhately. 

Number aided during year, 476, viz., 423 paying, 53 free. Number 
of beds, 36. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 21, viz., 1 man, 20 women. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Subscriptions and donations $297 62 


Salaries and wages 


$4,294 55 


Bequests .... 2,655 93 


Provisions and supplies 


5,481 27 


On account of persons aided 9,319 27 


Drugs and medicines . 


2,766 88 


Income from investments . 5,527 50 


Repairs and improvements 


822 67 


Deficit . . . . 477 00 


Heating and lighting . 


1,946 55 




Printing and postage . 


139 50 




Laundry . 


1,503 40 




Furnishings 


532 25 




Miscellaneous 


790 25 


$18,277 32 


$18,277 32 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$25,000; value of investments, $102,563.15. 

HOME FOR AGED AND INVALID WOMEN IN NORTHAMPTON, 236 South 
St., Northampton. (Incorporated 1887.) 

Report for year ending October 7, 1906. 

Mrs. A. L. Williston, President; Mrs. C. S. Lathrop, Secretarij; 
INIiss S. AV. Griswold, Treasurer; Miss Emma J. Cole, Matron. 

Home for aged and invalid women in needy circumstances. 

Number aided during year, 10, viz., 6 paying, 4 partly paying. 
Number of beds, 10. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 1 man, 3 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On accoimt of persons aided 
Income from investments 



$264 


69 


553 


74 


100 


00 


1,230 


36 


880 


00 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements . 
Heating and hghting . 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$3,028 79 



$936 61 


631 


24 


235 


77 


168 


60 


$1,972 


22 


900 


00 


156 


57 


$3,028 


79 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$4,000; value of investments, $27,717. 



208 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



North Andover. 

THE CHARLOTTE HOME, North Andover. (Incorporated 1901.) 

Mary O. Tyler, President 

Home and recreation for working women and girls during the sum- 
mer. 

Closed for the present. 

NORTHFIELD. 

NORTHFIELD SEMINARY STUDENTS' AID SOCIETY, Northfield. (Incor- 
porated 1902 ) 

Report for year ending June 15, 1907. 

Julia A. Billings, President; Frances W. Moody, Secretary; Florence 
G. Estey, Treasurer. 

To assist students financially who are in attendance at Northfield 
Seminary. 

Number aided during year, 36, viz., 24 partly paying, 12 free. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $2,852 15 

Subscriptions and donations 1,090 00 

On account of persons aided 906 00 

Income from investments . 753 00 

Miscellaneous . . . 58 00 



Cr. 

Assisting students . . S2,694 81 



Total expenses . . $2,694 81 

Cash on hand . . . 2,964 34 



$5,659 15 



$5,659 15 
Value of investments, $7,500. 



Peabody. 
THE BABIES' SUMMER HOSPITAL SOCIETY, Peabody. (Incorporated 1905.) 

Report for year ending February 28, 1907. 

David M. Little, President; Geo. C. Farrington, Secretary and 
Treasurer; Miss Jennie R. Dix, Superintendent. 

To establish and maintain a summer hospital for babies on one of 
the islands in Salem harbor, and to provide fresh air excursions for 
babies. 

Number aided during year, 491. Number of beds, 20. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7, viz., 2 men, 5 women. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



209 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . * . . $2,076 35 

Subscriptions and donations 4,749 85 



$6,826 20 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Furnishings and suppUes 

Provisions and medicines 

Rent 

Printing, postage, etc. 

Portable house . 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $1,634 12 
184 46 


295 


28 


270 


00 


71 


94 


648 


45 


340 


30 


. $3,444 55 
500 00 


. 2,881 


65 



$6,826 20 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$500; value of furniture, etc., S700. 



CHARLES B. HAVEN HOME FOR AGED MEN IN PEABODY, 109 Lowell St., 
Peabody. (Incorporated 1903.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Lyman Osborn, President; Charles W. Merrill, Secretary and 
Treasurer; Mrs. L. M. Goodrich, Superintendent. 

Home for aged Protestant men of American birth, residents of 
Peabody for ten years. Admission fee, $100. 

Number aided during year, 4. Number of beds, 3. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


. $642 19 


Salaries and wages 


$148 00 


From boarder 


168 00 


Provisions and supphes 


654 90 


Income from investments 


. 1,069 84 


Repairs and improvements . 


329 62 






Heating and lighting . 


187 17 






Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


61 99 




$1,381 68 






Cash on hand . 


498 35 




$1,880 03 


$1,880 03 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$4,100; ^'alue of investments, $19,390.08. 



FEMALE BENEVOLENT SOCIETY AT SOUTH DANVERS, Peabody. (Incor- 
porated 1856.) 

Report for year ending May 3, 1907. 

Mrs. Charles H. Brooks, President; Mrs. Henry Whidden, Secre- 
tary; Miss Augusta F. Daniels, Treasurer. 

To assist the worthy poor of the town of Peabody. 
Number aided during year, 30. 



210 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17, 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Income from investments 

Assessments 

Collections, etc. . 



$47 15 
256 08 
131 00 
212 75 



Cr. 
Provisions and supplies 
Donations 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$646 98 I 



$78 02 

528 00 

29 75 



$635 77 
11 21 

$646 98 



Value of investments, about $7,000. 



SUTTON HOME FOR AGED WOMEN IN PEABODY, rear 143 Main St., Pea- 
body. (Incorporated 1899.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Nathaniel Svmonds, President; Mary A. Grosvenor, Secretary; 
Arthur F. Poole, Treasurer; Mrs. Lydia A. Poole, Matron. 

Home for women of American parentage, at least sixty years of 
age, residents of Peabody for ten years. Admission fee, $100. 

Number aided during year, 9. Number of beds, 9. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 
Withdrawn from bank 
Admission fee 
Bond paid 



$3,409 


33 


15 


00 


1,545 


67 


575 


00 


100 


00 


1,000 


00 


$6,645 


00 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Pro\T.sions and suppHes 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and Hghting . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $563 50 


877 41 


161 


82 


296 


03 


126 


18 


. $2,024 94 


. 1,641 


23 


. 2,978 


83 



$6,645 00 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$7,500; value of investments, $35,714.15. 



PiTTSFIELD. 

BERKSHIRE COUNTY HOME FOR AGED WOMEN, 89 South St., Pittsfield. 

(Incorporated 1890.) 

Report for year ending June 10, 1907. 

Mrs. Zenas Crane, President; Mrs. Edward T. Slocum, Secretary; 
Mrs. M. R. Trowbridge, Treasurer; Mis. H. L. Chickering, Matron. 

Home for aged women at least sixty years of age, residents of Berk- 
shire County for five years. Admission, $300 and conveyance of 
property to Home. 

Number aided during year, 25, viz., 1 paying, 24 free. Number of 
beds, 25. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7, viz., 1 man, 6 women. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



211 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


$1,737 85 


Salaries and wages 


$2,367 81 


Subscriptions and donations 


3,190 06 


Provisions and supplies 


2,179 07 


Bequests . 


830 00 


Drugs and medicines . 


151 00 


From boarder 


278 76 


Repairs and improvements . 


415 33 


Income from investments 


3,330 21 


Heating and lighting . 


851 67 


Bank tax rebate 


66 25 


Printing and postage . 
Funeral expense 


92 34 


Miscellaneous 


1,136 58 


207 90 






Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


111 36 




$6,376 48 






Investments and transfers 








during year . 


2,683 92 






Cash on hand 


1,509 31 




$10,569 71 


$10,569 71 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$35,000; value of investments, $80,196.97. 

BOYS' CLUB OF PITTSFIELD, 12 to 18 Melville St., Pittsfield. (Incorporated 

1905.) 

Report for year ending May 8, 1907. 

AYilliam C. Stevenson, President; Edward B. Hull, Secretary; Henry 
A. Brewster, Treasurer; Prentice A. Jordan, Swperintendejit. 

To provide a free place of evening resort for boys between the ages 
of eleven and fourteen years, where they will be kept from the evil 
influences of the street and supplied with means of mental, manual, 
and physical training, and also of amusement and entertainment. 

Number aided during year, 1,229, viz., 70 partly paying, 1,159 free. 

Number of paid ofiicers or employees, 14, viz., 13 fnen, 1 woman. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 


. 


$3 87 


Subscriptions and donations 


2,759 07 


Sale of old buildings, etc. 


. 


258 96 


Rent 




300 00 


Corporation dues 


. 


80 00 


From return premium 


on 




poUcy of insurance . 




75 60 


Entertainments , 


. 


70 55 


Temporary loan . 




153 17 


Miscellaneous 


• 


153 52 




$3,854 74 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$2,171 12 


Repairs and improvements . 


446 82 


Telephone and taxes . 


42 30 


Heating, lighting, water, and 




insurance 


774 89 


Printing, postage, and sta- 




tionery .... 


97 77 


Entertainments . 


135 60 


Miscellaneous 


186 24 




$3,854 74 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$43,000. 



HOUSE OF MERCY, North St., Pittsfield. (Incorporated 1874.) 
Report for year ending October 31, 1906. 

Mrs. H. M. Plunkett, President; Mrs. Mary L. Hinsdale, Secretary ; 
Mrs. Belle M. West, Treasurer; Miss Anna G. Clement, Superin- 
tendent. . 



212 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



Care of the sick and disabled, not including incurables or cases of 
contagious disease. 

Number aided during year, 979, viz., 499 paying, 243 partly pay- 
ing, 237 free. Number of beds, 125. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 79, viz., 5 men, 74 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . . . . 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Returns from supphes 
Matured loans . 
Miscellaneous 



$6,985 


05 


19,108 


64 


75 


00 


24,743 


32 


5,791 


10 


1,030 


54 


3,037 


30 


111 


41 


$60,882 36 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supphes 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and hghting . 
Printing and postage . 
Insurance . 
Express, telephone, etc. 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $15,795 32 


. 15,515 


19 


. 3,778 


75 


. 3,556 


73 


. 4,713 


20 


486 


42 


546 


00 


188 


55 


. $44,580 16 
. 11,839 68 
. 4,462 52 



$60,882 36 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$250,000; value of investments, $126,427.57. 

UNION FOR HOME WORK IN PITTSFIELD, 119 Fenn St., Pittsfield. (Incor- 
porated 1887.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1907. 

Emory H. Nash, President; William L. Adam, Secretary and 
Treasurer; Mrs. J. A. Maxim, Superintendent. 

Organized charitable and benevolent work. Acts through an asso- 
ciation of managers which tries to prevent pauperism, find employ- 
ment for those in need of it, give relief in money, look after neglected 
children, etc. 

Number aided during year, not stated. 



Dr. 

Income from investments 



$310 00 



$310 00 



Charitable work 



Cr. 



$310 00 



$310 00 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$7,500; value of investments, $6,878. 



Plymouth. 

CORPORATION OF THE RYDER HOME FOR OLD PEOPLE, High St., Plym- 
outh. (Incorporated 1891.) 

Report for year ending February 28, 1907. 

Charles A. Strong, President; Mrs. Phebe R. Clifford, Secretary; 
Miss Jennie S. Hubbard, Treasurer; Mrs. C. E. Cole, Matron. 

Home for aged and indigent men and women at least sixty years of 
age, residents of Plymouth for ten years. Admission fee, $100. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



213 



Number aided during year, 7. Number of beds, 8. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 
Sale of real estate 



$2,664 17 

929 67 

279 24 

1,000 00 



$4,873 08 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Provisions and supphes 

Repairs and improvements 

Fuel. 

Printing and postage . 

Clothing . 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$510 00 


446 


00 


144 


53 


157 


27 


10 53 


10 


03 


86 


93 


. $1,365 


29 


. 3,507 


79 



$4,873 08 



Value of investments, $1,200. 



THE JORDAN HOSPITAL, Sandwich St., Plymouth. (Incorporated 1901.) 

Report for year ending January 31, 1907. 

Charles S. Davis, President; John W. Herri ck. Secretary; William 
W. Brewster, Treasurer; Winifred H. Brooks, Matron. 

Care of the sick and wounded, and the training of nurses. 

Number aided during year, 116, viz., 90 paying, 26 free. Number 
of beds, 15. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 1 man, 5 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $25 37 

Subscriptions and donations 5,938 11 

On account of persons aided 1,959 81 



$7,923 29 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Interest 

Fuel and Hght . 
Telephone and telegrams 
Printing, postage, etc. 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $2,708 53 


. 2,667 


04 


825 


57 


102 


50 


854 


87 


36 


15 


129 


32 


178 


97 


. $7,502 95 


420 


34 



$7,923 29 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$31,000. 



PLYMOUTH FRAGMENT SOCIETY, Plymouth. (Incorporated 1876.) 
Report for year ending October 15, 1906. 

Esther Bartlett, President; Jennie S. Hubbard, Secretary; Eliza- 
beth W. Whitman, Treasurer. 
To aid the worthy poor. 
Number aided during year, 46 families. 



214 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $0 84 

Subscriptions and donations 77 50 

Income from investments . 690 73 



$769 07 

Value of investments, $13,728. 



Cr. 
Provisions and supplies 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$728 45 
3 00 

$731 45 
37 62 

$769 07 



QUINCY. 

THE BRACKETT CHARITABLE TRUST, INCORPORATED, Quincy. (Incor- 
porated 1905.) 

Dr. Jeffrey R. Brackett, President; Mrs. John W. Sanborn, Secre- 
tary; George B. Dewson, Treasurer. 

Establishing and maintaining a building or place to be used by the 
literary, educational, benevolent, religious, or charitable societies of 
Quincy in this Commonwealth, or its vicinity, or by one or more of 
them; for the purpose of its or their organization; and for the pur- 
pose of otherwise aiding or advancing literary, educational, benevolent, 
religious, or charitable work or interest in said Quincy. (The house 
and land belonging to the Trust, valued at $12,250, have been placed 
in charge, without rental, of the Quincy Women's Club, and are used 
by the Club and several charitable organizations, for meetings for social, 
educational, and charitable purposes, for the residence and office of a 
visiting nurse, for industrial classes, etc.) 



CITY HOSPITAL OF QUINCY, Whitwall St., Quincy. (Incorporated 1889.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

William B. Rice, President; Timothy Reed, Secretary; Richard D. 
Chase, Treasurer; Miss Blanche M. Thayer, Matron. 

Care of sick and injured. 

Number aided during year, 328, viz., 159 paying, 19 partly paying, 
150 free. Number of beds, 25. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 14, viz., 1 man, 13 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $2,052 15 

Subscriptions and donations 10,347 44 

On account of persons aided 5,684 08 

Income from investments . 2,980 59 



$21,064 26 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Provisions and supplies 

Drugs and medicines . 

Repairs and improvements 

Heating and hghting . 

Rent 

Printing and postage . 

Expressage 

Telephone and insurance 

Miscellaneous 

Debt paid 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $4,499 
. 4,455 
. 1,129 
. 1,028 


71 

04 
87 
32 


. 1,278 


37 


. 146 


00 


378 


99 


140 


47 


168 


07 


299 


51 


. 4,200 


00 


. $17,724 
. 3,339 


35 
91 



$21,064 26 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



215 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$27,500; value of investments, $65,865.33. 



NATIONAL SAILORS' HOME, Quincy. (Incorporated 1865.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

James L. Little, President; W. S. Crane, Clerk; Lieut. John 
Downes, U. S. N., Treasurer and Superintendent. 

Home for disabled sailors, marines, and others in the naval service 
of the United States. 

Number aided during year, 35, viz., 14 partly paying, 21 free. 
Number of beds, 52. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 20, viz., 13 men, 7 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

On account of persons aided 

(pensions) 
Income from investments 
Sale of rights 
Sale of bonds 
Miscellaneous 



$2,727 08 


701 


75 


11,207 


75 


832 


50 


33,164 


38 


2,670 


16 


$51,303 


62 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $6,731 
. 6,347 


99 

78 


496 


73 


. 1,329 


44 


61 


68 


. 2,649 


89 


. $17,617 
. 29,663 
. 4,022 


51 

75 
36 



$51,303 62 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$50,000; value of other property, $243,307.50, viz., investments, $238,- 
307.50: farm at Lakeville, $5,000. 



QUINCY CHARITABLE SOCIETY, Quincy. (Incorporated 1904.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1907. 

Rev. Edward Norton, President; Mrs. Mary E. Addison, Secretary; 
Mrs. Helen L. Bass, Treasurer. 

Assisting the poor, and administering and applying the fund created 
by the will of Elias A. Perkins for the charitable purposes by him 
thereby directed and authorized. 

Number aided during year, 34 families. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Interest on deposits 



$9,635 04 
142 20 
100 00 
386 58 

$10,263 82 



Cv. 
Provisions and supplies 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$332 70 

$332 70 
9,931 12 

$10,263 82 



216 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



SAILORS' SNUG HARBOR, Quincy. (Incorporated 1852.) 

Report for year ending May 17, 1907. 

Francis W. Sargent, President; Leverett S. Tuckerman, Secretary; 
Arthur Adams, Treasurer; Henry J. Howes, Superintendent. 

Home for old sailors who have sailed for five years under the 
American flag. 

Number aided during year, 43. Number of beds, 43. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 2 men, 3 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


$2,731 01 


Salaries and wages 


$1,566 00 


Bequests . 


3,000 00 


Provisions and supplies 


4,755 15 


Income from investments 


11,318 91 


Repairs and improvements . 


151 54 


Changes of investments 


29,950 00 


Taxes and repairs on real es- 




Miscellaneous 


232 28 


tate . . . . 


262 17 






Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


468 47 




$7,203 33 






Investments during year 


39,142 32 






Cash on hand . 


886 55 




$47,232 20 


$47,232 20 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$30,000; value of investments, $247,982.91. 

Reading. 

READING HOME FOR AGED WOMEN, 68 Linden St., Reading. (Incorpo- 
rated 1893.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1907. 

Mrs. E. H. Palmer, President; Mrs. John V. Young, Secretary; 
Mrs. W. E. Twombly, Treasurer; Mrs. E. A. Russell, Matron. 

Home for aged Protestant women at least sixty-five years of age, 
residents of Reading for ten years. Admission, $200, and surrender 
of property to Home. 

Number aided during year, 8. Number of beds, 10. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 

Admission fees, etc. 

Income from investments 

Membership fees 

Fair .... 

Miscellaneous 



$3,775 24 
366 02 
2,600 00 
338 15 
102 00 
364 48 
92 00 



$7,637 89 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting , 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $419 


06 


336 


80 


3 87 


45 


221 


42 


303 


46 


. $1,368 


19 


. 6,269 


70 


$7,637 89 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$4,500; value of other property, $3,950, viz., investments, $3,300; 
furniture and fixtures, $650. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



217 



Revere. 

BOSTON INSTITUTE SEASHORE HOME, Leverett Ave., Beachmont, and 
Sharon. (Incorporated 1893.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Charles C. Parsons, President; Daniel L. Smith, Clerk; E. F. 
Merriam, Treasurer; Rev. M. R. Deming, Superintendent. 

Home at Beachmont (short vacations in summer for mothers, girls, 
and infants). Farm for boys at Sharon (summer camp for vacations, 
and permanent home throughout the year where boys are kept one 
week or longer). 

Number aided during year, 3,683. Number of beds at Beachmont, 
69; at Sharon, 78. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 12, viz., 8 men, 4 women. 



Dr. 






Cr. 




Cash on hand 


$565 


10 


Salaries and wages 


$3,198 85 


Subscriptions and donations 


9,163 


77 


Provisions and supplies 


3,699 71 


Bequests . . . . 


5,500 


00 


Repairs and improvements . 


457 43 


Income from investments . 


125 


00 


Rent . . 


565 00 


Sales . . . . 


1,063 


64 


Printing and postage . 


452 30 


Loans . . . . 


5,857 


93 


Heating and lighting . 
Payment on mortgage 
Finishing and furnishing 

home at Sharon 
Purchase of land 
Insurance . . . . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 


191 33 
100 00 

5,929 21 
300 00 
434 26 

1,318 86 




$16,646 95 








Investments during year 


5,500 00 








Cash on hand . 


128 49 




$22,275 


44 


$22,275 44 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$25,000; value of investments, $10,500. 



CORPS 35, VOLUNTEER LIFE SAVING SERVICE, corner Boulevard and 
Shirley Ave., Revere. (Incorporated 1906.) 

Report for year ending Jime 5, 1907. 

William J. Walsh, President and Treasurer; Herbert J. Watson, 
Clerk. 

To establish and maintain volunteer life-saving stations at Revere 
Beach and elsewhere in the Commonwealth, to give relief in cases of 
sudden illness or injury, and to encourage athletics and swimming. 

Number aided during year, 25. 



218 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Cash on hand 

Entertainments 

Miscellaneous 



Dr. 



$20 00 

361 45 

30 00 



$411 45 



Cr. 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Assistance to sick member 
Boat and fittings 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$31 


00 


5 


00 


2 


45 


5 


00 


100 


00 


30 


00 


49 


00 


. $222 45 


189 


00 



$411 45 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$50. 

THE EAGLE BENEFIT ASSOCIATION, State Road, Beachmont, Revere. (In- 
corporated 1907.) 

John Carney, President; James Bonar, Secretary; Thomas F. 
Coughlan, Treasurer. 

Providing for the support and maintenance of widows and orphans 
of deceased Eagles, providing funds to educate poor children between 
the ages of six and eighteen, establishing and maintaining free beds 
in hospitals, and doing any and all other things of a charitable 
nature to alleviate pain and suffering. 

First year not completed. 

HOME FOR AGED PEOPLE IN REVERE, Revere. (Incorporated 1905.) 

Julius B. Hanck, President; John F. C. McCarthy, Secretary; 
Robert H. Clark, Treasurer. 

To establish and maintain a home for aged or infirm people. 
Not yet opened. 



INGLESIDE CORPORATION, 148 Prospect Ave., Revere. (Incorporated 1896.) 

Report for 3^ear ending December 31, 1906, 

Thomas ^Yood, President; Miss Fannie E. Barnes, Secretary; 
Charles H. Jones, Treasurer; Miss Margaret B. Forbes, Matron. 

For preventive work among young women, excluding those known 
to belong to the class technically called fallen women. 

Number aided during year, 18, viz., 2 paying, 1 partly paying, 15 
free. Number of beds, 21. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Miscellaneous 



$325 74 

2,436 68 

76 00 



$2,838 42 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 

Provisions and suppUes 

Rent and office expenses 

Heating 

Printing and postage . 

Miscellaneous 


$1,424 32 
543 23 
247 38 
202 44 
145 58 
275 47 




$2,838 42 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 219 



ROCKPORT. 

MASSACHUSETTS ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN WORKERS CORPORATION, 
60 South St., Rockport. (Incorporated 1906.) 

Miss Edith M. Howes, President; Miss Emily G. Denny, Secretary; 
Miss Grace R. Thurston, Treasurer. 
Vacation house for working girls. 
First year not completed. 

THE ROCKPORT HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION, Rockport. (Incorporated 1901.) 

Sumner D. York, President; George M. Haskins, Secretary; Fred- 
erick H. Tarr, Treasurer. 

To establish and maintain a free medical or surgical hospital for 
inhabitants of Rockport and others. 

Not yet in operation. 

Salem. 

ASSOCIATED CHARITIES OF SALEM, MASS., 175|Essex St., Salem. (Incor- 
porated 1901.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1906. 

George M. Whipple, President; Miss A. C. Cross, Secretary; Leland 
H. Cole, Treasurer. 

To study the needs of poor families, obtain employment for the 
unemployed, help the worthy poor, diminish pauperism, etc. 

Number aided during year, — visits made, 435; calls at the 
office, 950. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 Vv^omen. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 
Withdrawn from savings 
bank .... 
Miscellaneous 


$182 24 
742 74 
504 50 

271 33 

17 00 


Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Rent 

Board and fares 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 


$798 33 

80 00 

142 25 

448 69 


. $1,469 27 
248 54 




$1,717 81 


$1,717 81 



Value of investments, $10,407.56. 

ASSOCIATION FOR THE RELIEF OF AGED AND DESTITUTE WOMEN IN 
SALEM, 180 Derby St., Salem. (Incorporated 1860.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1906. 

Robert S. Rantoul, President; Mrs. H. M. Batchelder, Secre- 
tary; Nathaniel A. Very, Treasurer; Miss Emma C. West, Matron. 
Home for aged and destitute women of good character, at least 



2-20 



STATE BOARD OF CHARTTY. [P. D. 17. 



sixty years of age, of American birth, and residents of Salem for ten 
years. Admission fee, $65. Exceptions made by vote of trustees. 

Number aided during year, 22. Number of beds, 24. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 8, viz., 2 men, 6 women. 



, Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

Income from investments 
Changes in investments, etc. 
Investments matured . 
Withdrawn from savings 
banks 



Cr. 



Sl,840 22 


Investments during year 


. $2,905 00 


5,015 00 


Salaries and wages 


. 2,372 23 


6,754 75 


Pro\'isions and supphes 


. 3,273 59 


10,692 01 


Repairs and improvements, 


3,773 45 


including addition 


to 


8,400 00 


bmlding 


. 37,256 06 




Reduction of values . 


. 2,541 00 


15,492 30 


Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


508 18 




. $48,856 06 




Cash on hand 


. 3,111 67 


$51,967 73 


$51,967 73 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$43,325.75; value of investments, $184,834.70. 

BERTRAM HOME FOR AGED MEN, 114 Derby St., Salem. (Incorporated 

1877.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Geo. H. Shattuck, President; William O. Chapman, Secretary and 
Treasurer; Mrs. Martha L. Whittlesey, Matron. 

Home for aged men of good character, at least sixty years of age, 
residents of Salem for ten years. 

Number aided during year, 17. Number of beds, 17. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 2 men, 4 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 
Income from investments 
Investments matured . 
Bank tax rebate 



$1,279 

7,515 

7,046 

120 


78 
81 
50 
97 


$15,963 


06 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . $2,971 87 

Provisions and supphes . 3,143 67 

Repairs and improvements . 39 99 

Miscellaneous . . . 190 76 



Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$6,346 29 
8,335 00 

1,281 77 

$15,963 06 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$7,500; value of investments, $138,460.10. 



THE CHILDREN'S ISLAND SANITARIUM, Children's Island, Salem Harbor 
(off Marblehead.) (Incorporated 1886.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1907. 

Philip L. Saltonstall, President; Joel E. Goldthwait, M.D., Secre- 
tary; John O. Shaw, Treasurer; Miss Lucy W. Davis, Superintendent. 
The care of weak and sickly children of both sexes, mostly between 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



221 



the ages of four and twelve years, without distinction of color, 
nationality, creed, or residence, and without exaction of any payment. 
Open only for about three months in the summer. 

Number aided during year, 214. Number of beds, 75. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 23, viz., 3 men, 20 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions, donations, etc 
Bequests . . . , 

Income from investments 
Investments paid off . 
Building fund 
Miscellaneous 



$664 98 

6,846 68 

1,000 00 

2,032 80 

1,000 00 

162 00 

115 23 



$11,821 69 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvenaents 
Boat account 
Insurance . 
Transportation . 
Clothing and laundry . 
Printing and postage . 
Heating, hghting, etc. 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $3,366 


29 


. 1,886 


60 


94 


77 


433 


73 


306 


41 


403 


56 


125 


23 


309 


43 


237 


02 


233 


90 


12 


99 


. $7,409 


93 


. 2,030 


00 


. 2,381 


76 



$11,821 69 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
about $25,000; value of investments, about $40,000. 



THE CITY ORPHAN ASYLUM, 215 Lafayette St., Salem. (Incorporated 1871.) 

Report for year ending August 31, 1907. 

Sister Bridget M. Cleary, President; Sister Mary Conway, Secre- 
tary; Sister Eugenie Dionne, Treasurer and Superior Vicar. 

Asylum for orphans and abandoned children, and for old ladies 
and invalids. 

Number aided during year, 489, viz., 196 paying, 162 partly paying, 
131 free. Number of beds, 290. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 24, viz., 3 men, 21 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $1,060 23 

Subscriptions and donations 3,783 54 

Bequests .... 200 00 

On account of persons aided 14,053 36 

Income from investments . 324 00 

Miscellaneous . . . 151 62 



$19,572 75 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Interest on mortgage . 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $2,748 
. 7,466 


14 

07 


. 3,540 

. 1,718 

95 


67 
19 
34 


. 3,804 


02 


. $19,372 
200 


43 
32 



$19,572 75 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$73,000; value of investments, $8,100. 



999 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17, 



ESSEX COUNTY HOMCEOPATHIC HOSPITAL, 9 Oliver St., Salem. (Incor- 
porated 1901.) 

Nathaniel A. Very, President; Rev. Alfred Manchester, Secretary; 
Josiah H. Gifford, Treasurer. 
To maintain a hospital in Salem, under homoeopathic auspices. 
Hospital temporarily closed. 

THE PLUMMER FARM SCHOOL OF REFORM FOR BOYS, Winter Island, 
Salem. (Incorporated 1855.) 

Report for year ending December 28, 1906. 

J. T. Mahoney, President; John B. Tivnan, Secretary; George H. 
Allen, Treasurer; Charles A. Johnson, Superintendent. 

For the reformation of boys sentenced by court, sent from Salem 
almshouse, placed by parents, or homeless. 

Number aided during year, 48, viz., 21 paying, 20 partly paying, 7 
free. Number of beds, 31. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 2 men, 3 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $7,284 04 

On account of persons aided 1,757 19 

Income from investments . 6,415 30 

Farm account . . . 600 71 

Shop account . . . 492 57 



$16,549 81 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and suppHes 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$2,396 18 

3,004 74 

986 84 

$6,387 76 
5,515 88 
4,646 17 

$16,549 81 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$15,000; value of investments, $133,150.91. 

SALEM FEMALE CHARITABLE SOCIETY, Salem. (Incorporated 1804.) 

Report for year ending May 7, 1907. 

Mrs. E. Ellen Wolcott, First Directress; Miss Mary S. Cleveland, 
Secretary; Miss Mary W. Nichols, Treasurer. 

Relief to indigent women, preferably of American birth. 
Number aided during year, 90. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $5 10 

Subscriptions and donations 160 00 

Bequests . . . . 100 00 

Income from investments . 945 32 

Miscellaneous . . . 28 63 



$1,239 05 



Distributed 



Cr. 



Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$1,025 


20 


$1,025 

130 

83 


20 
63 
22 



$1,239 05 



Value of investments, $22,722.39. 



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223 



SALEM HOSPITAL, 31 Charter St., Salem. (Incorporated 1873.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1907. 

Arthur W. West, President; Edward L. Millett, Clerk and Treas- 
urer; Miss Julia M. Leach, Superintendent. 

Treatment of sick and disabled persons. 

Number aided during year, 832, viz., 108 paying, 426 partly paying, 
298 free; also, 2,697 out-patients. Number of beds, 102. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 49, viz., 7 men, 42 women. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 


$294 34 


Subscriptions and donations 


15,551 00 


Bequests .... 


1,000 00 


On account of persons aided 


16,333 50 


Income from investments . 


16,018 10 


Investments matured and 




sold .... 


2,791 73 


Money borrowed 


6,000 00 


Miscellaneous 


252 12 



$58,240 79 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs, medicines, and surgi 

cal supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
House furnishings 
Heating and Hghting . 
Loans paid 
Interest 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $11,554 41 


. 12,816 


46 


. 3,703 


29 


. 1,183 


58 


. 1,285 


92 


. 4,127 


72 


. 11,000 


00 


577 


50 


. 1,759 


78 


. $48,008 66 


. 7,528 


65 


. 2,703 


48 



$58,240 79 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$228,877.80; value of investments, $225,880.78. 

SALEM SEAMEN'S ORPHAN AND CHILDREN'S FRIEND SOCIETY, 7 Car- 
penter St.. Salem. (Incorporated 1841.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1907. 

Mrs. N. W. Osgood, President; Miss Ellen A. Brown, Secretary; 
John G. Waters, Treasurer; Miss Margaret H. Barrows, Matron. 

Home for the care and education of destitute children^ at least one 
and one-half years of age, of Protestant parentage, and without mental 
or physical defect. Boys not retained after the age of seven. 

Number aided during year, 69, viz., 41 partly paying, 28 free. Num- 
ber of beds, 60. 

Number of paid ojfficers or employees, 8, viz., 1 man, 7 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $751 84 

Subscriptions and donations 1,935 81 

On account of persons aided 1,174 00 

Income from investments . 5.776 39 



$9,638 04 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $2,425 

. 2,641 

730 


00 
68 
96 


422 


88 


23 


75 


168 


25 


. $6,412 

. 2,687 

537 


52 
65 

87 


$9,638 


04 



224 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$21,000; value of investments, $102,282.76. 

THE SAMARITAN SOCIETY, 23 Gardner St., Salem. (Incorporated 1881.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1906. 

Emily F. Hill, President; Clara E. Rowell, Secretary; Mary F. 
Robinson, Treasurer. 

To assist the aged and worthy poor. 
Number aided during year, 157. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $1,672 42 

Subscriptions and donations 251 11 

Bequests .... 2,000 00 

Income from investments . 283 67 

Withdrawn from banks . 3.934 61 



$8,141 81 



Cr. 

Provisions and supplies 

Board and rent . 

Sickness 

Fuel 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $190 63 


. 1,127 


50 


257 


00 


35 


13 


33 


58 


. $1,643 


84 


. 4,821 


19 


. 1,676 


78 



$8,141 81 



Value of investments, $13,976. 



SEAMEN'S WIDOW AND ORPHAN ASSOCIATION, Salem. (Incorporated 

1844.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Mrs. William F. Ashton, President; Miss Abbie K. Woodbury, 
Secretary and Treasurer. 

Relief to widows and orphans of seamen. 

Number aided during year, 72. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . . . . 
Income from investments 
Sale of rights 
Miscellaneous 


$11 50 

7,087 28 

2,514 72 

347 43 

86 59 


Cr. 

Salaries and wages _ . 
Provisions and supplies 
To widows and orphans 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 


$200 00 

490 77 

. 1,886 13 

35 91 


. $2,612 81 
. 7,434 71 




$10,047 52 


$10,047 52 



Value of investments, $62,676.08. 



Sharon. 

SHARON SANATORIUM, Everett St., Sharon. (Incorporated 1891.) 

Report for year ending February 28, 1907. 

Prof. William T. Sedgwick, President; Mrs. Charles A. Porter, 
Secretary; Nathaniel H. Stone, Treasurer; Miss Alice R. Hodges, 
Swperintendent. 

\ 



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225 



Treatment of women of limited means in the first stages of con- 
sumption,, who are cared for at a very low rate. 

Number aided during year, 45, all paying. Number of beds, 22. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 15, viz., 4 men, 11 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $2,507 28 

Subscriptions and donations 19,693 15 

Bequests . . . . 1,000 00 

On account of persons aided 5,344 74 

Income from investments . 819 38 

Securities sold . . . 6,920 00 

Loan . . . . 910 49 

Miscellaneous . . . 119 41 



$37,314 45 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Water 

Heating and lighting . 
Printing, postage, and sta- 
tionery . 
Telephone, rent, and tolls 
Stable expenses 
Insurance . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $5,652 

. 6,982 

698 


42 
76 
35 


. 4,947 


40 


122 


35 


. 1,365 


49 


266 


77 


133 


97 


350 


96 


124 


95 


929 


03 


. $21,574 45 
. 12,750 00 
. 2,990 00 



$37,314 45 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$40,000; value of investments, $20,600. 



SOMERVILLE. 

ASSOCIATED CHARITIES OF SOMERVILLE, Gilman Sq., Somerville. (In- 
corporated 1902.) 

Report for year ending December 9, 1906. 

Rev. Charles L. Noyes, President; Mrs. George Whiting, Secre- 
tary; Nathan H. Reed, Treasurer; Miss Emma S. Keyes, Agent. 

Securing the concurrent and harmonious action of the different 
societies in Somerville, in order to raise the needy above the need of 
relief, prevent begging and imposition, diminish pauperism, encourage 
thrift, self-dependence, and industry, etc. "Stamp savings system" 
for children carried on. 

Number of cases investigated, 55 families. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $44 55 

Subscriptions and donations 905 86 

Special aid . . . 314 75 



$1,265 16 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Rent 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$473 00 

642 42 

120 00 

9 20 

$1,244 62 
20 54 

$1,265 16 



226 



STATE BOAED OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



SOMERVILLE BOYS' CLUB, Washington Ave., corner Bonner Ave., Somer- 
ville. (Incorporated 1906.) 

Sam Walter Foss, President; John R. Gow, Secretary; Frederic W. 
Stone, Treasurer; AYalter E. Dillon, Superintendent. 

To keep boys from the street, and furnish non-sectarian entertain- 
ment and instruction. 

First year not completed. 

SOMERVILLE CHILDREN'S HOME AND DAY NURSERY ASSOCIATION, 

132 Perkins St., Somerville. (Incorporated 1836.) 

Daniel W. Sanborn, President; Miss H. E. Heald, Recorder; Miss 
E. A. Waters, Corresponding Secretary; Horace A. Houdlett, Treasurer. 
To establish a home for Protestant children. 
Not yet in active operation. 

SOMERVILLE HOME FOR THE AGED, 7 Grand View Ave., Somerville. (In- 
corporated 1898.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1907. 

Clara P. Haven, President; Rebecca S. Waldron, Secretary; Achsa 
M. Mills, Treasurer; Esther D. Balkham, Superintendent. 

Home for persons at least sixty years of age, residents of Somerville 
for five years. Admission fee, $200. 

Number aided during year, 9. Number of beds, 8. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . _ S538 77 

Subscriptions and donations 305 51 

Bequests . . . . 3,115 00 

Income from investments . 561 26 



$4,520 54 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $585 


58 


355 


36 


119 


15 


192 


57 


47 


66 


. Sl,300 


32 


. 3,100 


00 


120 


22 



$4,520 54 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
),500; value of investments, $19,122.08. 



SOMERVILLE HOSPITAL, Crocker St., Somerville. (Incorporated 1891.) 
Report for year ending April 30, 1907. 

L. W. Farmer, President; Frederic W. Stone, Secretary; Albert W. 
Edmands, Treasurer; Alma C. Horle, Matron. 

Treatment of persons who need medical or surgical attendance 
during temporary sickness or injury. 



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227 



Number aided during year, 531, viz., 278 paying, 4 partly paying, 
249 free. Number of beds, 71. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 32, viz., 3 men, 29 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . . . . 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Interest on deposits . 
City of Somerville 
Tufts College, on account of 

free bed 
Drawn from savings banks . 



$3,688 45 
3,997 37 
3,525 00 


11,937 


04 


210 


00 


65 


21 


7,466 


63 


1,000 
4,631 


00 
37 


$36,521 


07 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Ice, water, and telephone 
Surgical supplies, etc. 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $7,267 
. 5,205 


44 
15 


372 


17 


. 2,222 


28 


. 2,115 
338 


34 
70 


821 


82 


. 1,978 
461 


20 
12 


. $20,782 
. 11,779 
. 3,959 


22 
14 
71 



),521 07 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
1,379.04; value of investments, $11,739.77. 



SOMERVILLE HOSPITAL LADIES' AID ASSOCIATION, Crocker St., Spmer- 
ville. (Incorporated 1893.) 

Report for year ending May 31, 1907. 

Mrs. Geo. O. Proctor, President; Mrs. Charles H. Vose, Secretary; 
Miss Martha A. Vinal, Treasurer; Miss Alma C. Hogle, Superin- 
tendent. 

To aid the Somerville Hospital in its charitable work. 

Number aided during year, 15, viz., 2 partly paying, 13 free. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from deposits . 
Membership fees 
Entertainments and sale 



Cr. 



$222 26 


Supplies for hospital 


11 00 


Free beds 


31 15 


Miscellaneous 


1 42 




237 00 


Total expenses 


2,530 19 


Cash on hand . 


$3,033 02 





$154 10 

500 00 

81 55 

$735 65 
2,297 37 

$3,033 02 



VISITING NURSING ASSOCIATION OF SOMERVILLE, Somerville. (Incor- 
porated 1906.) 

Report for year ending April 1, 1907. 

Mrs. Beulah A. Hanscom, President; Mrs. Julia R. Aldrich, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. Clara A. Hill, Treasurer. 

To furnish trained nurses to residents of Somerville at twenty-five 
cents a visit, or without recompense to families who cannot afford to 
pay. 



22S 



STATE BOARD OF CHAEITY. [P. D. 1 



Number of calls made by nurses during year, 1,334, or 224 persons; 
150 free calls. 
Number of paid employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations $726 00 

On account of persons aided 317 00 

Miscellaneous . . . 29 75 



$1,072 75 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$540 00 


33 


80 


63 


71 


12 


45 


$649 96 


422 


79 


$1,072 


75 



WASHINGTON STREET DAY NURSERY OF SOMERVILLE, 144 Washington 
St., Somerville. (Incorporated 1897.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1907. 

Mrs. A. R. Robertson, President; Mrs. C. P. Battelle, Secretary; 
Mrs. J. Abbott Clark, Treasurer; Miss E. E. Mason, Superintending 
Matron. 

Temporary care of children whose parents are benefited by such 
assistance. 

Number aided during year, 79, viz., 24 paying, 48 partly paying, 
7 free. Number of beds, 3. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 



Cr. 



$2,382 66 

564 69 

114 30 

57 45 


Salaries and wages 
Pro\'isions and supphes 
Heating and Hghting . 
Rent 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 


. $666 60 

265 36 

96 75 

240 00 

36 07 




. $1,304 78 
. 1,814 32 


$3,119 10 


$3,119 10 



Value of investments, $1,149. 



Spencer. 

SPENCER GOOD SAMARITAN ASSOCIATION, 4 Pleasant St., Spencer. (In- 
corporated 1902.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1906. 

Edward A. Murdock, President; Mrs. Clara B. Rowland, Secre- 
tary; Miss Elida M. Capen, Treasurer; Charles D. Worthington, 
Custodian. 

To loan articles to the sick and injured, equip and maintain rooms 
for treatment of emergency cases, etc. 

Number aided during year, 125. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2, viz., 1 man, 1 woman. 



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229 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Dues .... 



$162 62 
29 50 
16 00 



$208 12 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$10 00 
25 25 



$35 25 

172 87 



$208 12 



Springfield. 

THE GOOD SHEPHERD ASSOCIATION OF SPRINGFIELD, Wilbraham Road, 
Springfield. (Incorporated 1896.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Rt. Rev. Thomas D. Beaven, President; Edward A. Hall, Secre- 
tary; Elizabeth Falvez, Treasurer; Annie Ginaud, Superintendent 

Reformation and protection of girls and young women, and teach- 
ing of domestic usefulness, without restriction of race, creed, or con- 
dition. 

Number aided during year, 170, viz., 11 paying, 10 partly paying, 
149 free. Number of beds, 130. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 men. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Industry .... 
Whist party 

Loan .... 

Rent of cottage, and farm 
products 



$74 41 


2,564 


91 


1,747 


19 


13,077 


48 


1,037 


00 


5,500 


00 


187 


67 


$24,188 


66 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
New building 
Heating and lighting . 
Postage and freight 
Taxes, interest, and insui 

ance 
Paid on old mortgage 
Travel 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $2,274 


19 


7,494 22 


185 


55 


. 3,176 


11 


. 5,203 


80 


. 1,927 


59 


455 


51 


. 1,180 


12 


. 1,000 


00 


73 


07 


. $22,970 


16 


. 1,218 


50 



$24,188 66 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$42,000; value of machinery, $5,280. 



HAMPDEN COUNTY CHILDREN'S AID ASSOCIATION, 5 Court House Place, 
Springfield. (Incorporated 1880.) 

Report for year ending January 5, 1907, 

Mrs. T. O. Bemis, President; Mrs. J. D. Alexander, Recording 
Secretary; Miss Jennie E. Bowman, Corresponding Secretary; Mrs. J. 
Stuart Kirkham, Treasurer; Orrin G. Cash, Agent. 

To provide homes for destitute children, and for the prevention of 
cruelty to children. 



230 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



Number aided during year, 505. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

Income from investments 
Annual fair 



$12,280 


87 


1,147 


12 


1,645 


65 


388 


15 


1,881 


24 


$17,343 


03 



Cr. 

Salaries .... $1,200 00 

Care and clothing of children 417 37 

Printing and postage . . 79 38 

Expenses of agent . . 36 78 

Rent . . . . 710 00 

Miscellaneous . . . 42 38 

Total expenses . . $2,485 91 

Investments during year . 1,645 65 

Cash on hand . . . 13,211 47 

$17,343 03 



Value of investments, $15,413.17. 



THE HORACE SMITH FUND, Springfield. (Incorporated 1899.) 
Report for year ending August 31, 1907. 

Arthur B. West, President and Treasurer; Charles H. Barrows, 
Clerk. 

To aid worthy charitable, educational, and religious objects, espe- 
cially young persons seeking education. 

Number aided during year, 62. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Donations . . . . 

Income from investments 
Amounts returned by bene- 
ficiaries . . . . 



$9,050 30 

31,520 00 

1,512 87 

1,701 35 



$43,784 52 



Cr. 

Amounts paid to beneficia- 
ries 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$10,557 48 
3 74 

$10,561 22 
25,794 45 

7,428 85 

$43,784 52 



Value of investments, 



,754.45. 



INDUSTRIAL HOUSE CHARITIES, 78 Bliss St. and 23 Pendleton Ave., Spring- 
field. (Incorporated 1895.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1907. 

Mrs. CD. Hosley, President; Mrs. H. G. Chapin, Secretary; Miss 
M. M. Mills, Treasurer; Mrs. Van du Carr, Superintendent of Laundry 
and Employment Bureau; Mrs. Hargraves and Mrs. May, Matrons of 
Nursery. 

To aid poor women throu,9;h (1) employment bureau, (2) laundry, 
(3) care for their children through working hours. 

Number aided during year, not stated. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7 women. 



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231 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 

Income from investments 

Nursery fees 

Laundry .... 

Miscellaneous 



$315 


13 


1.257 


64 


519 


74 


346 


68 


2,037 


64 


1,071 


70 


$5,548 53 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$3,539 44 


Provisions and supplies 


795 33 


Repairs and improvements . 


130 70 


Rent . . 


180 00 


Heating and lighting . 


336 43 


Printing and postage . 


39 07 


Miscellaneous 


338 29 


Total expenses 


$5,359 26 


Cash on hand . 


189 27 



$5,548 53 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
),500; value of investments, 114,264.13. 



MERCY HOSPITAL, 233 Carew St., Springfield. (Incorporated 1898.) 

Report for jeox ending December 31, 1906. 

Rt. Rev. Thos. D. Beaven, D.D., President; Rev. Thomas Smyth, 
Secretary; Mother Mary of Providence, Treasurer; Sister Mary 
Vincent, Superior. 

Surgical and medical treatment of temporary cases. 

Number aided during year, 1,744, viz., 1,519 paying, 86 partly pay- 
ing, 139 free. Number of beds, 100. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 63, viz., 6 men, 57 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $51 56 

Subscriptions and donations 476 00 

On account of persons aided 39,718 49 

Miscellaneous . . . 151 42 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Pro\asions and supphes 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing, postage, etc. 
Construction accoimt . 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $6,496 


83 


. 15,967 


66 


598 


88 


2,836 


61 


. 2,922 


60 


488 


58 


. 10,952 


22 


. $40,263 


38 


134 


09 



$40,397 47 



$40,397 47 

Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$150,000. 



THE NATIONAL BOYS' CLUB ASSOCIATION, 21 Besse Place, Springfield. 

(Incorporated 1900.) 

James L. Dudley, President and Acting Field Secretary; William 
P. Mattoon, Secretary; C. H. Churchill, Treasurer. 

Establishment and local maintenance of clubs for poor and neg- 
lected children under sixteen years of a^^e, consisting of reading and 
game rooms, industrial, physical, and social training, etc. 

Not in active operation. 



232 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



THE PARTICULAR COUNCIL OF THE SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL 
OF SPRINGFIELD, MASS., Springfield. (Incorporated 1892.) 

Report^for year ending December 31,[^1906. 

Edward A. Hall, President; Charles H. Maloney, Secretary; Daniel 
Dunn, Treasurer. 

Care of orphans and dependent children, and charitable work 
among the poor. 

Number aided during year, 648. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
SubscriDtions and donations 



$1,425 32 
6,421 34 



S7,846 66 



Cr. 
Provisions and suppUes 
Board and tuition of children 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand . 



$3,338 96 
4,000 00 

$7,338 96 
507 70 

$7,846 66 



SPRINGFIELD HOME FOR AGED MEN, 74 Walnut St., Springfield. (Incor- 
porated 1897.) 

Report for year ending February 18, 1907. 

Charles H. Barrows, President; J. S. Pulsifer, Treasurer; Mrs. 
Anna S. Dewey, Matron. 

Establishing and maintaining a home for the benefit of worthy 
old men. 

Number aided during year, 5. Number of beds, 5. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $230 39 
Bequests . . . .6,000 00 

On account of persons aided 1,034 98 

Income from investraents . 2,169 19 

Rents . . . . 292 35 

Loan paid .... 20,000 00 



$29,726 91 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Taxes, water, etc. 
Nursing and burial 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $577 


15 


643 


24 


160 82 


188 


55 


141 


06 


709 


04 


154 


52 


. $2,574 38 


. 26,023 


47 


. 1,129 


06 



$29,726 91 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$7,900; value of investments, $52,900. 



SPRINGFIELD HOME FOR AGED WOMEN, 471 Chestnut St., Springfield. 

(Incorporated 1884.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1907. 

Mrs. Mary D. Chapman, President; William P. Draper, Secretary; 
Frederick Harris, Treasurer; Julia Fletcher, Superintendent. 

Home for a^'ed women at least sixty-five years of age, residents of 
Springfield. Admission, $500, and conveyance of property to Home. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



233 



Number aided during year, 33. Number of beds, 40. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 1 man, 5 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

Income from investments 
Loans paid 

Liquidation of banks . 
Real estate sold . 
Bonds sold 



$3,275 59 
4,520 20 
50 00 
7,282 47 
650 00 
1,476 00 
9,000 00 
9,500 00 

$35,754 26 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 

Total expenses 
Investments diuring year 
Cash on hand 



$2,772 64 
5,014 79 

$7,787 43 

24,744 44 

3.222 39 



$35,754 26 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$50,000; value of investments, $143,497.84. 

SPRINGFIELD HOMES FOR FRIENDLESS WOMEN AND CHILDREN, 136 

Williams St. and 37 Buckingham St., Springfield. (Incorporated 1865.) 

Report for year ending January 16, 1907. 

Mrs. William C. Warren, President; Mrs. J. H. Carmichael, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. George B. Joslyn, Treasurer; Miss Elizabeth B. Epstein, 
Superintendent Women's Home; Miss Jennie C. Piatt, Superintendent 
Children's Home. 

Temporary homes for destitute women and children, residents of 
Springfield or vicinity. 

Number aided during year, 267 (69 women, 198 children), viz., 77 
paying, 17 partly paying, 173 free. Number of beds, 78. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 13, viz., 2 men, 11 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $1,020 87 

Subscriptions and donations 751 92 

Bequests .... 4,540 00 

On account of persons aided 1,300 51 
Income from investments 

and deposits . . . 8,620 33 

Drawn from permanent fund 6,500 00 



$22,733 63 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Telephone 

Insurance . . • . 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$3,836 
3,474 


21 

77 


599 


92 


989 


42 


62 


60 


84 


56 


49 


00 


175 


25 


. $9,271 
. 13,052 


73 

01 


409 


89 



$22,733 63 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes^ 
$31,800; value of investments, $129,827.85. 



THE SPRINGFIELD HOSPITAL, North Chestnut St., Springfield. (Incorpo- 
rated 1883.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1906. 

George Dwight Pratt, President; Charles H. Beckwith, Secretary; 
Georre H. Kemater, Treasurer; Jessie E. Catton, Matron and Super- 
intendent of Nurses; Charles H. Cram, Superintendent. 



234 



STATE BOARD OF CHAEITY. [P. D. 1 



Care of sick. — chronic, insane, and contaoious diseases excepted. 
Number aided during- year, 1,074, viz., 1,021 paying, 53 free. Num- 
ber of beds, 65. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 52, viz., 10 men, 42 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . . . . 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Insurance on burned building 
Miscellaneous 



$2,145 


11 


1,240 


00 


5,000 


00 


29,662 


28 


5,388 


51 


1.987 


41 


1,005 


78 


$46,429 


09 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $7,757 47 
. 12,451 36 


. 2,698 


82 


. 7.546 


57 


. 7,042 


87 


. 654 


29 


. 1,136 


25 


. $39,287 
. 5,000 


63 
00 


. 2,141 


46 


$46,429 


09 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$134,000; value of investments, $105,000. 



THE SPRINGFIELD RESCUE MISSION, 74 Elm St., Springfield. (Incorpo- 
rated 1894.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

R. B. Currier, President; Mrs. Henrietta A. Wilcox, Secretary; 
Edward O. Sutton, Treasurer; Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Cummings, Super- 
intendents. 

To uplift and help men who are in need, and provide a temporary 
home for them, and to hold public religious services every evening in the 
year. 

Number aided during year, 3,700, viz., 1,000 paying, 1,500 partly 
paying, 1,200 free. Number of beds, 53. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 men. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $590 48 

Subscriptions and donations 1,185 72 

Bequests .... 2,645 05 

On account of persons aided 1,438 45 

Income from investments . 305 87 



$6,166 17 



Salaries and wages 
Pro^dsions and supphes 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent . _ . 

Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Taxes 

Mortgage and interest 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $892 


50 


731 


70 


7 


94 


300 


00 


231 


52 


35 


SO 


160 


74 


514 


10 


136 


04 


$3,010 34 


3,155 


83 



$6,166 17 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$9,000. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



235 



UNION RELIEF ASSOCIATION, 10 Court House Place, Springfield. (Incorpo- 
rated 1886.) 

Report for year ending December 1, 1906. 

Edward S. Bradford, President; E. R. Whiting, Secretary; Joseph 
C. Allen, Treasurer. 

Investigation, registration, friendly visiting, small savings, tem- 
porary material aid. 

Number aided during year, 235. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . . . $1,039 60 
Subscriptions and donations 1,298 99 
On account of persons aided 132 77 
Income from investments . 1,668 58 
Advertisements in annual re- 
port . . . . 120 00 
Miscellaneous . . . 16 00 



$4,275 94 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Aid rendered aged coiiples 
Rent 

Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Telephone 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$897 44 


659 


70 


794 


00 


197 


00 


1 


36 


150 


77 


37 


70 


88 


80 


. $2,826 


77 


132 


00 


. 1,317 


17 



$4,275 94 



Value of investments, $30,548.75. 



WESSON MATERNITY HOSPITAL. High St., Springfield. (Incorporated 1906.) 

Vrilliam W. McClench, President; Ralph W. Ellis, Secretary and 
Treasurer. 

Treating and caring for women during the lying-in period, and 
women who, during pregnancy, are suffering from any of its diseases, 
complications, or accidents; also for the care and treatment of infants 
born of patients while in said hospital. 

Not yet opened. 



WESSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (formerly Hampden Homoeopathic Hospital), 
132 High St., Springfield. (Incorporated 1900.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Alfred N. Mayo, President; AYilliam W. McClench, Secretary; 
Edward O. Sutton, Treasurer; Elizabeth Ross, Superintendent. 

Care of the sick, and rendering of service usual to hospitals. 

Number aided during year, 288, viz., 36 paying, 224 partly paying, 
28 free. Number of beds, 35. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 25, viz., 2 men, 23 women. 



236 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 





Cr. 




.$40 89 


Salaries and wages 


$3,377 00 


2,217 OS 


Provisions and suppHes 


4,536 73 


5,000 00 


Drugs and medicines . 


1,498 40 


10,210 87 


Repairs and improvements . 


120 07 


101 84 


Heating, Hghting, and water 
Printing, postage, telephone, 


1,381 32 




and insurance 


184 13 




Laundry .... 


713 94 




Money and checks lost bv 






theft . . . \ 
Total expenses 


632 69 




$12,444 28 




Cash on hand 


5,126 40 


$17,570 68 


$17,570 68 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$240,000; value of investments, $255,000. 

Stoneham. 
HOME FOR AGED PEOPLE IN STONEHAM, Stoneham. (Incorporated 1898.) 

Prof. Edgar L. Patch, President; Mrs. Mary W. Souther, Secre- 
tary; William O. Richardson, Treasurer. 

Home for people of good character, at least sixty years of age, 
residents of Stoneham for at least ten years, or having settlement in 
Stoneham. Entrance fee, not less than $200. 

Cash on hand, 13,652.41. 

Not yet opened. 



NEW ENGLAND SANITARIUM AND BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION, Stone- 
ham. (Incorporated 1899.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1907. 

N. F. Ketring, President; W. Milton Lee, Secretary and Treasurer; 
C. O. Prince, M.D., Superintendent. 

For educational and charitable purposes, including lectures, treat- 
ment of the sick, surgical operations, etc. 

Number aided during year, 1,058, viz., 979 paying, 41 partly paying, 
38 free. Number of beds, 89. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 81, viz., 27 men, 54 women. 

Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Notes payable 
Rents and interest 







Cr. 




S2,400 


12 


Salaries and wages 


$13,022 35 


909 


91 


Provisions and supplies 


13,240 58 


38,296 


49 


Repairs and improvements . 


3,627 35 


3,373 


99 


Interest, insurance, and 




364 


89 


taxes . . . . 


4,316 81 






Heating, lighting, and water 


6,047 25 






Printing and postage . 


1,285 27 






Furniture . . . . 


280 65 






Freight and transportation . 


745 60 






Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


2,446 38 




$45,012 24 






Cash on hand . 


333 16 


$45,345 


40 


$45,345 40 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPOliATIONS. 



237 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$100,000. 

Stow. 

RED ACRE FARM INCORPORATED, Stow. (Incorporated 1906.) 
Report for year ending April 30, 1907. 

Dr. Edward W. Emerson, President; Henry C. Merwin, Secretary; 
Miss Harriet G. Bird, Treasurer and Manager. 

Charitable hospital, home, and rest for horses. 

Number aided during year, 81, viz., 16 pa}'ing, 2 partly paying, 63 
free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4 men. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . SI 43 55 

Subscriptions and donations 3,805 72 

On accoimt of horses aided 1,472 40 

" Red Acre Friends " . . 395 00 



$5,816 67 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Provisions and supplies 

Repairs and improvements 

Printing . 

New barn . 

Telephone 

Freight and transportation 

Old horses 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $1,403 


80 


. 1,523 


16 


250 


83 


324 


81 


368 


75 


75 


26 


n 110 


09 


511 


00 


788 


77 


. $5,356 


47 


460 


20 



$5,816 67 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 

$1,283. 

Taunton. 

ASSOCIATED CHARITIES. OF TAUNTON, 61 Main St., Taunton. (Incorpo- 
rated 1883.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1907. 

J. F. Montgomery, President; Rev. J. H. Metcalf, Secretary; E. E. 
Richards, Treasurer; Miss Bertha J. Southwick, Superintendent 

To promote efficient cooperation between public and private chari- 
ties, to help the poor to help themselves, to expose fraud and imposture, 
and to send, as far as possible, a friendly visitor to each needy family. 

Number aided during year, 194, viz., 3 partly paying, 191 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


$169 32 


Salaries and wages 


$514 00 


Subscriptions and donations 


742 20 


Pro-visions and supplies 


189 70 


On account of persons aided 


7 15 


Rent .... 
Printing, postage, telephone. 


96 00 






etc. .... 
Total expenses 


101 49 




$901 19 






Cash on hand . 


17 48 




$918 67 


$918 67 



i>38 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



TAUNTON BOYS' CLUB ASSOCIATION OF TAUNTON, 26 Court St., Taunton. 

(Incorporated 1906.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1907. 

Col. Peter H. Corr, President; William S. Woods, Secretary; J- 
Fred Barden, Jr., Treasurer; Georp;e A. Fowler, Superintendent. 

To provide and maintain rooms for the moral, physical, intellectual, 
and social improvement of boys. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 2 men, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
IMiscellaneous 



$1,985 74 
128 00 



$2,113 74 



Salaries and wages 

Furnishings 

Improvements . 

Rent 

Heating and lighting 

Printing and postage 

Miscellaneous 



$1,085 


50 


184 


39 


87 


88 


336 


00 


105 


78 


253 


70 


160 


49 


$2,113 


74 



Value of furnishings, etc., $1,000. 



TAUNTON FEMALE CHARITABLE ASSOCIATION, 96 Broadway, Taunton. 

(Incorporated 1829.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Mrs. Jane M. Seaver, President; Mrs. Charles T. Hubbard, Secre- 
tary; Miss Maria W. Baylies, Treasurer; Mrs. Lucy Dunbar, Matron. 

Home for women at least sixty years of age, residents of Taunton 
for ten years. Admission, $200, and conveyance of property to Home. 

Number aided during year, 14. Number of beds, 14. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 1 man, 4 women. 



Dr. 



Subscriptions and donations 


$845 36 


Bequests . 


100 00 


Admission fee 


200 00 


Income from investments 


1,601 64 


Sales 


189 15 


Bank tax rebate 


174 36 


Miscellaneous 


6 28 




$3,116 79 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting 
Water and telephone 
Insurance . 
Undertaker 
Fiirnisliing 
Miscellaneous 



$1,272 00 


1,082 


00 


62 


94 


440 


30 


46 


42 


52 


50 


35 


00 


77 


56 


48 


07 


$3,116 79 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$13,500; value of investments, $41,981.33. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE COEPOEATIONS. 



239 



TAUNTON HOSPITAL COMPANY, 88 Washington St., Taunton. 

rated 1888.) 



(Incorpo- 



Report for year ending March 31, 1907. 

Silas Dean Presbrey, M.D., President; Martha Perry, M.D., Secre- 
tary; Orville A. Barker, Treasurer; Miss Ella Sears, Superintendent. 

Relief to sick and wounded, and education of nurses. 

Number aided during year, 401, viz., 174 paying, 203 partly pay- 
ing, 24 free. Number of beds, 25. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 17, viz., 1 man, 16 vfomen. 



Dr.-I 


Cr 




Cash on hand . . . $1,165 31 


Salaries and wages 


. S3, 760 23 


Subscriptions and donations 2,974 96 


Provisions and supplies 


. 3,925 22 


On account of persons aided 8,282 49 


Drugs and medicines . 


. 1,475 80 


lufome from investments . 813 00 


Repairs and improvements 


725 30 




Heating and hghting . 


. 1,693 43 




Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


384 38 




. Sll,964 36 




Cash on hand 


. 1,271 40 


$13,235 76 


$13,235 76 



[; Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$56,000; value of investments, $17,871.30. 



TiSBURY. 
THE VINEYARD HAVEN SANITARIUM, Tisbury. (Incorporated 1906.) 

Frank B. Look, President; Everett Allen Davis, Secretary and 
Treasurer; Frank B. Look, Superintendent; Mabel Bodfish, Matron. 

Free treatment of sure ical and medical cases ; experimental research 
in dietetics, therapeutics, and surgery; and the care and treatment of 
invalids suffering from disease of any nature, excepting those of a 
contarious, tuberculous, alcoholic, or insane character. 

Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$10,000. 

First year not completed. 



YV^AKEFIELD. 

WAKEFIELD HOME FOR AGED WOMEN, between Bennet St. and Richardson 

Ave., Wakefield. (Incorporated 1894.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1907. 

Mrs. Juletta S. Clapp, President; Mrs. Mary E. Gowing, Secretary; 

Mrs. Abbie E. C. Eaton, Treasurer; Mrs. Emma F. Rowland, Matron. 

Home for Protestant women over sixty years of age, residents of 



240 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



AVakefield for ten years. Admission, $150, furniture for room, and 
conveyance of property to Home. 

Number aided during year, 6. Number of beds, 6. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 1 man, 2 women. 



Dr. 
Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . 

Property of inmates, etc. 
Income from investments 
Admission fee 
From boarders . 
Miscellaneous 



$263 00 

2,000 00 

170 00 

567 64 

150 00 

12 00 

4 55 



$3,167 19 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Insurance and taxes . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 



. $566 25 


466 


27 


176 


12 


260 


23 


42 


33 


68 


67 


71 


84 


. $1,651 


71 


. 1,515 


48 


$3,167 


19 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$6,000; value of other property, $14,855.45. 



Waltham. 

FREE READING ROOM, INCORPORATED, 321 Orescent St., Waltham. (In- 
* corporated 1906.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Arthur A. Carey, President; John W. Alline, Secretary; H. B. 
Seikel, Superintendent. 

Industrial classes for women, mechanics' educational classes for 
men, reading room and library for men, women, and children, gym- 
nastics and athletics, boys' club, visiting the sick, pastoral care and 
visiting, divine services, Sunday kindergarten, entertainments, etc. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 12 women. 



Dr. 



S31,648 55 


Cr. 
Salaries .... 


$3,723 61 




Mechanics' classes 


633 44 




Kindergarten and sewing 






school .... 


106 73 




Lectures . . . . 


90 74 




Library .... 


343 92 




Repairs and improvements . 


18,683 40 




Advertising. 


79 15 




Cooking school and noon 






hour . . . . 


434 75 




Sunday services 


91 35 




Gymnasium 


2,000 00 




Free reading room 


5,461 46 


$31,648 55 


$31,648 55 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes,, 
$30,000. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPOEATIONS. 



241 



LELAND HOME FOR AGED WOMEN, 21 Newton St., Waltham. (Incorporated 

1879.) 

Dr. J. V\^ Willis, President; Mrs. M. Louise Warren, Secretary; 
G. B. Willard, Treasurer; Mrs. L. H. Eaton, Matron. 

Home for women of American parentage, at least sixty years of 
age, without incurable disease, residents of Waltham for ten years. 
Admission fee, $150. 

No report. 

THE WALTHAM BABY HOSPITAL, rear 757 Main St., Waltham. (Incorpo- 
rated 1902.) 

Report for ^^ear ending September 30, 1907. 

Miss Ann D. Adams, President; Miss Lily Hurd, Secretary; Mrs. 
Elizabeth J. Worcester, Treasurer; Annie B. Melick, Matron. 

Providing a temporary home for the care of sick babies, and also of 
babies who need such care by reason of the sickness, death, or other 
incapacity of their parents. 

Number aided during year, 89, viz., 27 paying, 45 partly paying, 
17 free. Number of beds, 20. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 1 man, 5 women. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand . . . $14 08 
Subscriptions and donations 1,195 15 
On account of persons aided 1,273 99 
Entertainments . . . 779 70 
Loan .... 100 00 
Miscellaneous . . . 18 78 


Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements . 
Heating, lighting, water, and 

telephone 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand . 




$3,381 70 





Cr. 



$1,666 
990 
185 


08 
60 
37 


468 

65 

5 


05 
10 

81 


$3,381 


01 
69 



$3,381 70 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$5,500. 



WALTHAM DISTRICT NURSING ASSOCIATION, Waltham. (Incorporated 

1901.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1907. 

Mrs. Frank L. Barnes, President; Mrs. Alice W. Burnham, Sec- 
retary and Treasurer. 

To give invalids the benefit of trained nursing service for a short 
time each day. 

Number aided during year, 430, viz., 280 paying, 150 free. Num- 
ber of calls, 4,323. 



242 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 



S2 87 
490 00 
670 41 



$1,163 28 



Cr. 
Nursing service . 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$973 50 
33 00 

48 79 
31 10 
48 13 



$1,134 52 
28 76 

$1,163 28 



WALTHAM GRADUATE NURSES ASSOCIATION, 716 Main St., Waltham. 

(Incorporated 1904.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Miss Nellie L. Daniels, President; Miss Annette Fiske, Secretary 
and Treasurer; Miss M. E. Wellington, Registrar. 

To advance the study of the nursing profession, provide facilities 
for its practice, establish a home for needy nurses, and do charity 
work for the poor of the town. 

Number aided during year, 20. Number of beds, 25. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 1 man, 3 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


$305 03 


Salaries and wages 


. $1,030 56 


Fees and donations 


1,277 38 


Provisions and supplies 


. 1,160 69 


Interest on deposits . 


7 32 


Rent • . 


825 00 


Rent of rooms (nurses) 


1,484 42 


Laundry . 


59 31 


Meals (nurses) . 


877 62 


Interest on loan 


14 40 


Miscellaneous 


85 01 


Heating and hghting . 


310 49 






Printing and postage . 


44 24 






Telephone 


114 98 






Miscellaneo\is 
Total expenses 


116 74 




. $3,676 41 






Cash on hand . 


360 37 




$4,036 78 


$4,036 78 



Value of furniture, $1,000. 

WALTHAM HEBREW ASSOCIATION, 645 Main St., Waltham. (Incorporated 

1903.) 

Morris Schwartz, President; Isaac Groterman, Secretary; Aaron 
Wolk, Treasurer. 

For benevolent and charitable purposes among Hebrew residents 
of Waltham. 

No report. 



WALTHAM HOSPITAL, Hope Ave., Waltham. (Incorporated 1885.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1907. 

Arthur Lyman, President; Mrs. Alice Burnham, Secretary; Edwin 
F. Atkins, Treasurer; Florence E. Ross, Matron. 
Care and treatment of the sick. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPOEATIONS , 



243 



Number aided during year, 808, viz., 546 paying, 8 partly paying, 
254 free; also 256 out-patients. Number of beds, 100. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 16, viz., 3 men, 13 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Borrowed . 
Yearly free beds 
Children's free bed fund 
Deficit 



^800 33 

4,184 41 

20,111 16 

3,017 24 

618 00 

4,750 00 

189 66 

2,845 33 



$36,516 13 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Interest 

Pro\'isions and suppUes 

Dry goods and bedding 

Drugs and medicines . 

Repairs and improvements 

Nursing service . 

Insurance . 

Heating and lighting . 

Printing and postage . 

Ambulance calls 

Water and ice . 

Tent wards 

MisceUaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $7,209 

. 1,323 

. 10,105 

818 


25 
00 
62 
93 


. 2,124 


37 


. 2,984 

. 3,242 

3 72 


37 
25 
70 


. 3,969 
516 


95 
76 


391 


25 


928 


75 


. 1,019 


86 


. 1,431 


35 


. $36,238 

277 


41 

72 



$36,516 13 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$128,731.38; value of other property, $78,172.72, viz., investments, 
$68,172.72; books, furniture, etc., $10,000. 



WALTHAM INVALID AID ASSOCIATION, Waltham. (Incorporated 1901.) 

Report for year ending May 31, 1907. 

Frederick A. Stearns, President; Miss Rebecca Campbell, Secretary; 
Francis C. Mann, Treasurer. 

Care of patients afflicted with incurable or chronic diseases, either 
in their own homes or in homes to be established for that purpose. 

Number aided during year, 3. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $12 86 

Subscriptions and donations 125 00 



$137 86 



Cr. 
Pro^dsions and supphes 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$118 52 

$118 52 
19 34 

$137 86 



Watertown. 

BOSTON FLORENCE ORITTENTON HOME SOCIETY, 335 Arlington St., 
Watertown. (Incorporated 1898.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. , 

Mrs. N. H. Bar dwell. President; Mrs. Marguerite Parker, Secre- 
tary; Elizabeth M. McLeod, Treasurer; Mrs. A. L. Prindle, Matron. 

To aid fallen or intemperate women, irrespective of creed, color, or 
age; and to care for unfortunate children. 

Number aided during year, 39. Number of beds, 25. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 2 men, 3 women. 



244 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 
Cash OD hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Home earnings . 
Collections 
Lecture 

Florence Crittenton Circles 
Sales 
Miscellaneous 



$20 49 


5,204 


36 


594 


63 


183 


33 


71 


00 


641 


16 


899 


44 


57 


65 


S7,672 06 1 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Provisions and suppUes 

Repairs and improvements 

Rent 

Heating and lighting 

Printing and postage 

Carfare and express 

Telephone 

Interest and taxes 

Undertaker's bill 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. S2,481 


85 


. 1,194 


06 


. 725 


88 


259 


50 


371 


38 


949 


30 


201 


30 


52 


59 


745 


50 


171 


00 


60 


27 


. $7,212 63 


459 


43 



$7,672 06 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$14,000. 

SUNNY BANK HOME, 240 School St., Watertown. (Incorporated 1887.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1907. 

Charles R. Codman, President; B. Preston Clark, Secretary; C. H. 
Watson, Treasurer; William O. Mann, Superintendent. 

Home for convalescent women and children, preferably for women 
and girls without homes and recovering from medical and surgical 
treatment. Number aided during year, 123, viz., 26 paying, 5 partly 
paying, 92 free. Number of beds, 18. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 1 man, 3 women. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations $25 00 

Bequests . . . ■ . 11,016 16 

On account of persons aided 903 16 

Interest on deposits . . 120 00 

Deficit . . . .5,642 68 



$17,707 00 



Or. 

Salaries and ivages . . $1,347 15 

Pro-visions and supphes . 1,684 05 

Repairs and improvements . 81 24 

Heating and lighting . . 498 78 

Printing and postage . . 6 11 



Total expenses 
Deficit 



$3,617 33 
14,089 67 

$17,707 00 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
S20,000. 



WATERTOWN ASSOCIATED CHARITIES, Town Hall, Watertown. (Incorpo- 
rated 1897.) 

Report for year ending January 31, 1907. 

Mrs. L. B. Morse, President; Hiram McGlauflin, Secretary; Mrs. 
Alice M. Silsbee, Treasurer. 

To relieve the worthy poor, find them employment, and help them 
to help themselves. 

Number aided during year, 23. 



Partn.] CHARITABLE CORPOEATIONS. 



245 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations 



SO 06 

187 00 



$187 06 



Cr. 
Provisions and suppHes 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$167 53 
15 87 

$183 40 
3 66 

$187 06 



WATERTOWN DISTRICT NURSING ASSOCIATION, 28 Main St., Watertown. 

(Incorporated 1905.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Mrs. Alice G. Abbott, President; Miss Maria Brigham, Secretary; 
Miss C. Belle Morse, Treasurer; Miss Lillian Ellis, District Nurse. 

To provide trained nurses for the sick and injured of limited means, 
and eventually to provide hospital accommodations for the sick. 

Number aided during year, 183, viz., 141 paying, 5 partly paying, 
37 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 



$1,552 99 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On accoimt of persons aided 
Interest on deposits . 


$584 24 

561 25 

398 40 

9 10 


Salaries and wages 
Drugs and medicines . 
Printing and postage . 
Rent 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand . 


. $882 00 
25 14 

45 19 
24 00 

28 87 




. $1,005 20 
547 79 



$1,552 99 



Wellesley. 

THE CONVALESCENT HOME OF THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, Forest St., 
Wellesley Hills. (Incorporated 1884.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Mrs. Oliver W. Peabody, President; Mrs. Henry S. Hunnewell, 
Secretary; Mrs. Horatio G. Curtis, Treasurer; Sister Katharine, 
Superintendent . 

For the treatment of convalescent patients from the Children's Hos- 
pital in Boston. 

Number aided during year, 635, viz., 200 partly paying, 435 free. 
Number of beds, 70. ■ 

Number of paid officers or employees, 23, viz., 3 men, 20 women. 



246 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . . . $25,752 80 

Subscriptions and donations 9,230 58 
Bequests . . . .4,050 00 

On account of persons aided 3,693 25 
Income from, investments . 4,489 90 
Payment of notes . . 50,000 00 

Miscellaneous . . . 139 45 



$97,356 04 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting , 
Printing and postage . 
Balance of cost of building 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $6,983 

. 11,673 

211 


75 
22 
92 


688 80 


. 3.184 


71 


272 59 


. 1,170 
. 1,153 


34 
67 


. $25,339 00 
. 50,038 40 


. 21,978 


64 



$97,356 04 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$122,113.67; value of investments, $95,917. 

Westfield. 

THE SHURTLEFF MISSION TO THE CHILDREN OF THE DESTITUTE, 

Franklin St., Westfield. (Incorporated 1896.) 

Report for year ending January 10, 1907. 

Enoch Phelps, President; R. L. Scott, Secretary; L. P. Lane, 
Treasurer; Miss A. A. Herrick, Matron. 

Home for children of the poor and destitute. 

Number aided during year, 34, viz., 17 paying, 7 partly paying, 10 
free. Number of beds, 16. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Bequests .... 
On Account of persons aided 
Income from investments 



$114 52 

97 50 

343 50 

1,513 60 



$2,069 18 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and suppHes 
Repairs and improvements 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$600 00 

1,005 39 

156 24 

$1,761 63 
307 55 

$2,069 18 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$7,000; value of investments, $23,360.94. 



TRUSTEES OF THE NOBLE HOSPITAL, Silver St., Westfield. (Incorporated 

1893.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906, 

Robt. H. Kneil, President; Elizabeth Parker, Secretary; Geo. E. 
Whipple, Treasurer; Eleanor Ryan, Superintendent. 

Care and treatment of the sick. 

Number aided during year, 313, viz., 266 paying, 32 partly paying, 
15 free. Number of beds, 52. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 18, viz., 2 men, 16 women. 



Part II.] CHAEITABLE COEPORATIONS. 



247 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Sale of securities 
Bills payable 



$12,356 


85 


12,556 


13 


8,883 


83 


134 


00 


2,987 


34 


10,000 


00 


S46,918 


15 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and suppKes 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Addition to building . 
Furniture, etc. . 
IMiscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. S4,191 


30 


. 3,424 74 


. 1,345 


82 


. 3,787 


68 


. 22,824 


01 


. 4,118 


62 


500 


00 


. $40,192 


17 


. 6,725 


98 



846,918 15 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$79,372.55; value of investments, 1450. 

WESTFIELD HOME FOR AGED PEOPLE, Silver St., Westfield. rincorporated 

1900.) 

Report for year ending December 14, 1006. 

L. N. Clark, President; H. B. Putnam, Clerk; H. L. Bradley, 
Treasurer; Annie L. Williams, Matron. 
Home for worthy and aged persons. 
Number aided during year, 8. Number of beds, 6. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Interest on deposits 



$3,615 04 

1,140 88 

143 60 



$4,899 52 



Cr. 
Salnries and wages 
Pro\'isions and supphes 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$452 00 

435 46 

68 99 

300 00 

$1,256 45 
3; 643 07 



$4, 



52 



WESTFIELD HOME FOR AGED WOMEN, 7 Bates St., Westfield. (Incorpo- 
rated 1899.) 

Report for year ending November 22, 1906. 

Mrs. Hannah Brass, President; Martha E. Granger, Secretary; 
Mrs. Kate Rich, Treasurer; Mrs. G. C. Goodwin, Matron. 
To establish a home for aged women. 

Number of individuals aided during year, 5. Number of beds, 6. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 


$150 00 


Salaries and T\-ages 


S208 98 


On account of persons aided 


692 92 


Provisions and supphes 


233 00 






Rent 


192 00 






Heating and hghting . 


70 00 






IVIiscellaneous 
Total expenses 


100 00 




S803 98 






Cash on hand 


38 94 



$842 92 



S842 92 



248 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



AYlNCHENDON. 

THE WINCHENDON HOME FOR AGED PEOPLE, Winchendon. (Incorpo- 
rated 1901.) 

Rev. Joseph F. Fielden, President; Mrs. Joseph H. Miller, Secre- 
tary; Alfred G. Parker, Treasurer. 

To provide a home for aged citizens of Winchendon who have no 
relatives able to provide for them. 

Cash on hand, $2,406.69. 

Not yet opened. 

Winchester. 

HOME FOR AGED PEOPLE IN WINCHESTER, 2 Kendall St., Winchester. 

(Incorporated 1894.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1907. 

Alfred S. Hall, President; Charles A. Lane, Secretary; Henry C. 
Ordway, Treasurer; Mrs. Fannie A. Burton, Matron. 

Home for persons of good character, at least sixty years of age, 
residents of Winchester for five years. Admission, $200, and con- 
veyance of property to Home. 

Number aided during year, 5. Number of beds, 6. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Interest on deposits 
Membership dues 
Admission fee 
Rummage sale . 
Miscellaneous 



$5,518 


72 


659 


36 


187 


21 


245 


00 


200 


00 


704 


91 


74 


50 


S7,589 


70 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Proidsions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and Hghting . 
Printing and postage . 
Reports 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. S468 00 


464 88 


119 


09 


162 


76 


21 


60 


55 


00 


57 


78 


. $1,349 


11 


. 6,240 


59 



$7,589 70 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
l:,500; value of furniture, $500. 



WINCHESTER VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION, Winchester. (Incorporated 

1906.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1907. 

Mrs. Joshua Coit, President; Mrs. E. J. Rich, Secretary; Mrs. 
Ellen E. Metcalf, Treasurer. 

Giving to the sick, and especially to those of limited means, the 
best home nursing under existing circumstances, and developing its 



Part II.] CHAEITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



249 



work along appropriate lines, and establishing and maintaining a 
hospital in Winchester, Mass. 

Number aided during year, 768, viz., 242 paying, 262 partly paying, 
264 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 19 women, viz., 2 regular 
nurses, 17 substitute nurses. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Interest on deposits 
Membership fees 
June breakfast . 
Fletcher fund 



Cr. 



$4,019 29 


Salaries and wages 


$1,762 68 


259 75 


Drugs, medicines, and sup- 




516 00 


pHes .... 


146 09 


123 65 


Rent .... 


80 00 


627 00 


Travelling expenses . 


113 05 


800 21 


Nurses' suits, etc. 


62 25 


360 00 


Printing, postage, telephone, 






etc 


135 70 




Board of patients at Rutland 


69 97 




Miscellaneous 
Total expenses 


13 61 




$2,383 35 




Cash on hand 


4,322 55 


$6,705 90 


$6,705 90 


WOBURN. 





HOME FOR AGED WOMEN IN WOBURN, Elm St., North Woburn. (Incorpo- 
rated 1887.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Mrs. Almira W. Brown, President; Mary C. Stearns, Secretary; 
Lavinia A. Hartwell, Treasurer of Managers; Charlie A. Jones, 
Treasurer of Trustees; Mrs. Mary Smith, Matron. 

Home for worthy Protestant women over sixty years of age, resi- 
dents of Woburn for ten years. Admission, $200, and furniture for 
room. 

Number aided during year, 10. Number of beds, 10. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 1 man, 2 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments 



$566 37 

128 60 

5,500 00 

1,933 95 



$8,128 92 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . $785 29 

Provisions and supphes . 1,138 07 

Repairs and improvements . 119 55 

Fuel, heating, lighting, etc. . 401 93 

Total expenses . . $2,444 84 

Investments during year . 5,500 00 

Cash on hand . . . 184 08 

$8,128 92 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
),000; value of investments, $48,173.90. 



250 



STATE BOAED OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



WINNING HOME, Lexington St., Woburn. (Incorporated 1901.) 

Report for year ending April 17, 1907. 

John W. Johnson, President; Charlie A. Jones, Secretary; Daniel 
W. Pratt, Treasurer; Emma F. Gerry, Matron. 

Home for orphan and other destitute children, for their temporary 
or permanent care. At present used as a summer vacation home for 
poor children, in conjunction with Beacon Universalist Church of 
Brookline. 

Number aided during year, 175, viz., 18 paying, 150 partly paying, 
7 free. Number of beds, 25. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 19, viz., 2 men, 17 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Mortgage paid . 
Income from investments 
Farm products . 
Miscellaneous 



$780 


80 


330 


18 


2,505 


07 


193 


30 


500 


00 


490 


08 


2,600 


78 


92 


00 


$7,492 


21 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . $1,389 95 

ProAasions and supplies . 344 07 

Repairs and improvements . 376 53 

Farm expenditures . . 1,187 21 

Miscellaneous . . . 583 93 

Total expenses . . $3,881 69 

Cash on hand . . . 3,610 52 

$7,492 21 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
S12,000; value of investm.ents, S23,500. 



WOBURN HOME FOR AGED COUPLES, Woburn. (Incorporated 1907.) 

Henry C. Parker, President; A. Herbert Holland, Secretary and 
Treasurer. 
Not yet in operation. 

Worcester. 

THE ASSOCIATED CHARITIES OF WORCESTER, 35 Pearl St., Worcester. 

(Incorporated 1903.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1907. 

Dr. Charles L. Nichols, President; George H. Haynes, Secretary; 
W. S. B. Hopkins, Treasurer; Miss Miriam F. Witherspoon, General 
Secretary. 

To promote cordial cooperation on the part of the various charitable 
agencies of Worcester in the relief of the needy; to expose fraud and 
detect imposture; to prevent begging and the spread of pauperism, 
etc. 

Number of families dealt with during year, 480. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 women. 



Part II . ] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS , 



251 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $17 10 

Subscriptions and donations 2,817 98 

Bequests . . . . 1,000 00 

Special fund ... 862 33 

Interest on deposits . . 10 84 



$4,708 25 



Salaries and -vx-ages 
Rent 

ReUef given 
Lighting . 
Printing . 
Special rehef 

fund 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



Cr. 



from 





$1,838 67 
303 78 




430 


28 




4 


23 




70 


20 


special 


862 33 




186 


27 


$3,695 
1,012 


76 
49 



$4,708 25 



ASSOCIATION OF SISTERS OF OUR LADY OF MERCY, 46 High St., Worces- 
ter. (Incorporated 1898.) 

Report for year ending March 1, 1907. 

Rt. Rev. Thomas D. Beaven, President; Margaret A. Dowling, 
Secretary; Frances E. Gerould, Treasurer; Katherine M. O 'Kelly, 
Mother Superior. 

To care for the aged and infirm, and homeless and neglected chil- 
dren; to assist women out of employment, etc. 

Number aided during year, 207, viz., 129 paying, 38 partly paying, 
40 free. Number of beds, 171. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2, viz., 1 man, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Work of Sisters . 
Income from farm 
Sale of small religious articles 
Miscellaneous 



§8,233 


01 


6,205 


71 


720 


00 


6,849 


82 


588 


89 


554 


00 


800 


00 


943 


42 


$24,894 85 | 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs a.nd improvements 
Cash paid on mortgage 
Heating and hghting . 
Postage 

Part payment for Home 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $698 93 


. 6,680 


74 


. 6,074 


17 


. 3,000 


00 


. 1,001 


50 


25 


00 


. 5,447 


85 


558 


81 


. $23,486 50 


. 1,408 


35 



$24,894 85 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$68,000. 



DOOR OF HOPE SOCIETY, 15 Salem St., Worcester. (Incorporated 1903.) 

Report for year ending March 1, 1907. 

Miss Eliza L. Barnard, President; Mrs. W. F. Cole, Secretary; Mrs. 
H. L. McClusky, Treasurer; Mary Gaines, Matron. 

To provide a temporary home and find employment for young 
women who have been led astray, or are subject to temptation. 

Number aided during year, 86, viz., 16 partly paying, 70 free. Num- 
ber of beds, 12. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



252 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $119 58 

Subscriptions and donations 1,255 20 

On account of persons aided 71 75 



$1,446 53 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Provisions and supplies 

Rent 

Heating and lighting . 

Emergency work 

Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $152 00 


199 


17 


420 


00 


89 


13 


66 


00 


99 


20 


. $1,025 50 


421 


03 



$1,446 53 



GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY OF WORCESTER, 200 Southbridge St., Worces- 
ter. (Incorporated 1897.) 

Report for year ending February 28, 1907. 

Mrs. Chas. H. Davis, President; Miss Josephine Perry, Secretary; 
Mrs. Florence J. Haskell, Treasurer; Mrs. Mary Crane, Custodian. 

To loan the sick and needy such articles as may be required by 
them. 

Number aided during year, 425, viz., 66 paying, 359 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $39 75 

Subscriptions and donations 194 90 

On account of persons aided 71 85 

From church societies . 65 00 



$371 50 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Repairs on articles loaned 
Rent 
Heating 
Printing and postage . 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



42 


51 


72 


00 


21 


76 


23 


72 


. $314 09 


25 


00 


32 41 



$371 50 



Value of investments, $1,568.24. 



THE HOME FOR AGED MEN IN WORCESTER, 1199 Main St., Worcester. 

(Incorporated 1874.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Edwin T. Marble, President; Roger F. Upham, Secretary; Edward 
T. Esty, Treasurer; Mrs. Mary Cunningham, Matron. 

Home for indigent men, at least sixty years of age, natives of the 
United States, and residents of Worcester for ten years. Admission 
fee, $200. 

Number aided during year, 7. Number of beds, 7. 

Matron has house rent free, provides all supplies, and receives 
board for inmates. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



253 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Bequests . 
Admission fees . 
Income from investments 
Sale of stocks, etc. 



$671 


59 


6,500 


00 


200 


00 


3,843 


58 


11,500 


00 


$22,715 


17 



Cr. 
For board of inmates . 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and Hghting . 
Rebate on admission fee 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$1,317 95 
400 42 
301 17 
107 50 

285 00 

$2,412 04 

18,882 39 

1,420 74 

$22,715 17 



Value of property owned and ocgupied for corporate purposes^ 
$15,000; value of investments, $81,481.15. 



INSTITUTE OF THE FRANCISCAN MISSIONARIES OF MARY, 74-80 Port- 
land St., Worcester. (Incorporated 1804.) 

Report for year ending December 1, 1906. 

L^opoldine Trudeau, President and Superintendent; Albina Rosaire, 
Secretary and Treasurer. 

Keeping and maintaining lands and property in the State of Mas- 
sachusetts for the purpose of kindergarten, industrial schools, home 
for girls, day nursery, convents, and chapels. Day nursery only in 
operation. 

Number aided during year, 10, viz., 5 paying, 3 partly paying, 2 free. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from rents 



S167 36 

1,407 87 

155 10 

818 20 



S2,548 53 



Cr. 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Interest on mortgage . 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$763 65 
559 42 
302 75 
239 63 

$1,865 45 
683 08 

$2,548 53 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$7,000; value of investments (real estate), 110,000. 



LITTLE FRANCISCAN SISTERS OF MARY, 10 Bleeker St., Worcester. (In- 
corporated 1890.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Sr. Mary Dominic, President, Treasurer, and Mother Superior; Sr. 
Mary Alphonse de Liguori, Secretary. 

Care of poor and destitute persons, at least sixty years of age, with- 
out distinction of nationality, creed, or physical condition. Payment: 
in wards, $10 a month, for life, $500; in private room, $15 a month, 
for life, $1,000. 



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Number aided during year, 102, viz., 43 paying, 25 partly paying, 
34 free. Number of beds, 80. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 20, viz., 2 men, 18 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Interest on deposits 
Rummage sale . 
Work of Sisters . 
Sale of small reUgious articles 
Miscellaneous 



$4,436 
8,169 
5,995 


23 

42 
84 


187 


08 


181 


16 


233 


95 


30 


15 


34 55 


19,268 


38 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supphes 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent and insurance 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Taxes, water, and drainage 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $1,106 

. 2,575 

. 1,338 

173 


35 
73 
90 
90 


343 


38 


49 


66 


339 


21 


261 


40 


. $6,188 
. 13,079 


53 

85 



$19,268 38 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$14,325; value of other property, $4,600, viz., land, $1,200; fur- 
niture, $3,400. 

THE MEMORIAL HOME FOR THE BLIND, 821 Main St., Worcester. (In- 
corporated 1905.) 

Report for year ending June 8, 1907. 

John C. Berry, President; William T. Forbes, Secretary; William 
Woodward, Treasurer; Rebecca E. Wiggin, Matron. 

To provide a home or homes for the blind, and to promote their 
general welfare. 

Number aided during year, 7, viz., 6 paying, 1 free. Number of 
beds, 8. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 



$858 61 
633 05 

1,201 72 

760 38 

18 52 



$3,472 28 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



$624 27 


692 


78 


42 


82 


238 


30 


64 


75 


. $1,662 92 


. 1,101 


72 


707 


64 



$3,472 28 



Value of investments, $1,289.11. 



NORTH WORCESTER AID SOCIETY, Holden St., Worcester. (Incorporated 

1886.) 

Report for year ending June 12, 1907. 

Elmer E. Dow, President; Mrs. E. L. Scott, Secretary; Mrs. Scott 
T. Pierce, Treasurer. 

For charitable, religious, educational, and social purposes. Mem- 



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255 



bers have a sewing circle where articles are made and afterwards given 
to the needy, or sold at fairs. No accounts of aid thus rendered or 
of food given to poor families. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 
Fair and entertainments 
Dues and members' fees 
Work and articles sold 



S113 58 

80 88 

20 00 

7 45 



$221 91 



Cr. 
Heating, Kghting, water, etc. 
Given charitable societies 
Paid for flowers 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$100 67 
20 00 
13 75 

$134 42 
87 49 

$221 91 



SAINT ANNE'S FRENCH-CANADIAN ORPHANAGE, Granite St., Worcester. 

(Incorporated 1891.) 

Report for year ending August 31, 1907. 

Sister M, V. Malard, President; Sister J. Bissonnette, Secretary; 
Sister M. Z. Paquette, Treasurer; Sister M. Raymond, Superintendent. 

Care of orphans and abandoned children, regardless of race or 
creed. 

Number aided during year, 321, viz., 84 paying, 187 partly paying, 
50 free. Number of beds, 245. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 24, viz., 6 men, 18 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $57 14 

Subscriptions and donations 1,280 84 

On account of persons aided 8,957 63 

Income from farm . . 3,650 10 



$13,945 71 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and suppUes 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Interest on loan 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $1,443 


67 


. 8,600 


34 


27 


03 


146 37 


. 1,265 


75 


52 


89 


. 2,010 


00 


48 


23 


. $13,594 28 


351 


43 



$13,945 71 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$49,900. 



SAINT VINCENT'S HOSPITAL OF WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS, corner 
Vernon and Winthrop Strs., Worcester. (Incorporated 1898.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Rt. Rev. Thomas D. Beaven, D.D., President; Sister Mary Isidore, 
Secretary and Sister Superior; Mother Mary of Providence, Treas- 
urer. 

Care of sick, aged, and infirm; home and hospital. 

Number aided during year, 1,253, viz., 1,127 paying, 28 partly pay- 
ing, 98 free. Number of beds, 80. 
, Number of paid officers or employees, 69, viz., 10 men, 59 women. 



l^^)() 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . ' . . $195 28 

Subscriptions and donations 942 40 

On account of persons aided 35,347 29 



$36,484 97 



Cr. 
Salai'ie.s and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvement;: 
Interest on loans 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Water tax 
IVIiscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. $6,528 
. 15,845 
. 3,037 
. 1,048 


65 
78 
15 
51 


. 4,784 


20 


. 3,616 


52 


248 


00 


707 


35 


583 


86 


. $36,400 02 
84 95 



$36,484 97 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$138,000. 

TEMPORARY HOME AND DAY NURSERY SOCIETY, 202 Southbridge St. 
and 72 John St., V/orcester. (Incorporated 1892.) 

Report for year ending October 21, 1906. 

Mrs. Henry S. Pratt, President; Mrs. E. I. Comins, Secretary; 
Mrs. L. M. Lovell, Treasurer; Miss Charlotte Emerson, Matron. 

Shelter for needy women, and care of children whose mothers are 
in hospitals and of children of working mothers. 

Number aided during year, 294, — Home, 137, Nursery, 115, Branch 
Nursery, 42, viz., 52 paying, 105 partly paying, 137 free. Number of 
beds, 19. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Miscellaneous 



Sll 


45 


3,069 


27 


4,000 


00 


150 


60 


477 


51 


319 


00 


S8,027 83 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Pro^dsions and suppUes 
Repairs and improvements 
Pleating and lighting 
Printing and postage 
Water and taxes 
Branch day nursery- 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during j-ear 
Cash on hand 



$1,370 


03 


1,134 40 


287 


02 


275 


37 


46 


50 


166 


28 


450 


69 


268 


66 


. $3,998 95 


. 4,025 


00 


3 


88 



S8,027 83 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$8,000; value of investments, $22,925. 



TRUSTEES OF THE HOME FOR AGED WOMEN IN THE CITY OF WORCES- 
TER, 1183 Main St., Worcester. (Incorporated 1869.) 

Report for year ending .January 31, 1907. 

George C. Whitney, President; Edward F. Tolman, Secretary and 
Treasurer; Mrs. Marietta N. Fernald, Matron. 
Home for dependent, aged, unmarried women, at least sixty-five 



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257 



years of age, not necessarily residents of Worcester. Admission fee, 
$250. 

Number aided during year, 29. Number of beds, 30. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7, viz., 1 man, 6 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . .$12,946 65 

Subscriptions and donations 637 50 

Bequests .... 6,010 00 

Income from investments . 4,855 58 

Change of investments . 5,208 59 

Admission fees . . . 1,250 00 

Rebate State tax on stocks . 230 93 



$31,139 25 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and suppHes 
Repairs and improA^ements 
Insurance . 
Funeral expenses 
Heating and Hghting . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Investments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $2,719 
. 2,468 


44 
35 


608 


79 


150 00 


94 


50 


. 1,591 
110 


31 

SO 


. $7,743 
18,535 


19 
91 


. 4,860 


15 



$31,139 25 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$49,700; value of investments, $111,515. 



WOMAN'S PROGRESSIVE CLUB. 10 Liberty St., Worcester. (Incorporated 

1900.) 

Report for year ending June 1, 1907. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Storms, President; Miss Nannie E. Johnson, Sec- 
retary; Mrs. Ida Wilson, Treasurer. 

Home for the aged, and day nursery. Admission fee to Home, 
$100. 

Number aided during year, 3, viz., 1 paying, 1 partly paying, 1 free. 
Number of beds, 3. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
.Miscellaneous 



$4 25 
151 46 
105 25 



$260 96 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$54 


00 


38 


14 


40 


00 


6 


85 




68 


120 


00 


. $259 


67 


1 


29 



$260 96 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$2,000. 



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WORCESTER CHILDREN'S FRIEND SOCIETY, 821 Main St., Worcester. 

(Incorporated 1849.) 

Report for year ending October 1, 1906. 

Mrs. George A. Barnard, President; Mrs. Edmund M. Barton, 
Secretary; Mrs. George H. Miller, Treasurer; Miss Helen A. Woods, 
Superintendent. 

To aid orphans and needy children by caring for them in families. 

Number aided during year, 75, viz., 59 paying, 3 partly paying, 13 
free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Miscellaneous 



$72 31 

1,215 91 

1,600 00 

2,494 27 

3,800 80 

131 17 



$9,314 46 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Board of children 
Repairs and improvements 
Heating and lighting . 
Printing and postage . 
Clothing . 
Travel 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
In\ estments during year 
Cash on hand 



. $1,457 44 

. 5,236 70 

30 95 


89 


51 


68 


45 


518 


32 


124 


65 


35 


99 


. $7,562 01 
. 1,600 00 


152 


45 



,314 46 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$25,000; value of investments, $75,000. 

THE WORCESTER EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY, 36 Pearl St., Worcester. (In- 
corporated 1883.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1907. 

Miss Frances M. Lincoln, President; Mrs. Frank R. MacuUar, Sec- 
retary; Miss Maud E. Chase, Treasurer; Louisa M. Pierce, Agent. 

To provide employment for poor women at reasonable compensa- 
tion, and to furnish such other relief as may seem desirable. 

Number aided during year, 104. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 




Cr. 


/ 


Cash on hand 


$603 95 


Salaries and wages 


. $675 26 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,509 59 


Rent 


420 46 


Bequests . . . . 


7,339 16 


Printing and postage . 


38 73 


Income from investments . 


969 23 


Paid to women for sewing 


. 2,639 37 


Sale of women's work 


548- 92 


Materials and advertising 


499 25 


Christmas sale . 


1,603 36 


Miscellaneous 


21 22 


Miscellaneous 


26 47 






Total expenses 


. .$4,294 29 






Investments during year 


. 7.739 16 






Cash on hand . 


. ■ '567 23 




$12,600 68 


$12,600 68 



Value of investments, $29,726.06. 



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259 



WORCESTER HAHNEMANN HOSPITAL, 46 Providence St., Worcester. (In- 
corporated 1896.) 

Report for year ending May 31, 1907. 

John K. Warren, M.D., President; E. B. Miles, Secretary; George 
A. Slocomb, M.D., Treasurer; Mrs. Grace J. Abbe, Matron. 

Medical and surgical care of the sick. 

Number aided during year, 92, viz., 82 paying, 7 partly paying, 3 
free. Number of beds, 15. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7, viz., 1 man, 6 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 



$76 10 

10 00 

4,389 25 

93 22 



$4,568 57 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supphes 
Drugs and medicines . 
Repairs and improvements 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$1,125 00 

3,264 33 

98 12 

35 15 

$4,522 60 

45 97 

$4,568 57 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$12,000; value of investments, $2,475. 

WORCESTER HEBREW GMILED CHASED SOCIETY, 12 Providence St., 
Worcester. (Incorporated 1900.) 

Report for year ending September 7, 1907. 

Harris Shapiro, President; Henry W. Dephoure, Secretary; Hyman 
Baker, Treasurer. 

To loan money, without interest, to members and non-members. 
Members pay five cents per week, and are of the Hebrew race only. 

Number aided during year, 374, viz., 93 partly paying, 281 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $208 53 

On account of persons aided 350 00 

Money outstanding for loans 375 00 



$933 53 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 
Money loaned . 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$25 00 
725 00 

$750 00 
183 53 

$933 53 



WORCESTER HOME FOR CONSUMPTIVES CORPORATION, Worcester. (In- 
corporated 1906.) 

George F. Brooks, President; Dr. M. W. Clement, Secretary; S. L. 
Howard, Treasurer. 

To care for consumptives who cannot be admitted to any other 
institution. 

Not yet opened. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



WORCESTER SOCIETY FOR DISTRICT NURSING, Worcester. (Incorporated 

1899.) 

Report|for year ending December 31, 1906. 

Miss Harriet E. Clarke, President; Mrs. Alice Norcross Gross, 
Secretary; Mrs. Mabel Knowles Gage, Treasurer. 
Care of sick poor in their homes. 

Number aided during year, 401, viz., 142 paying, 259 free. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 4 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 



$175 76 

1,978 38 

233 81 

654 46 



$3,042 41 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Pro\'isions and supplies 
Drugs, medicines, etc. 
Rent 

Printing and postage . 
Nurses' carfare . 
Miscellaneous 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



. 2,299 


75 


189 


24 


103 


27 


20 


00 


89 


10 


59 


76 


123 


99 


. $2,885 


11 


157 


30 



$3,042 41 



Value of investments, $16,265.85. 



WORCESTER SWEDISH CHARITABLE ASSOCIATION, Worcester. (Incor- 
porated 1904.) 

Report for year ending February 1, 1907. 

E. O. Granberg, President; John Borg, Secretary; Axel R. Ander- 
son, Treasurer. 

For benevolent and charitable work among Swedish residents of 
Worcester, and to establish and maintain a home for aged and infirm 
persons of Swedish extraction. 

Number aided during year, 26 families. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations 



$1,175 59 
894 06 



$2,069 65 



Cr. 
Rent 

Printing and postage 
Building fund 
Paid out to needy 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand 



$25 50 

37 34 

75 00 

1,388 82 

$1,526 66 
542 99 

$2,069 65 



Value of building fund, $5,734.26. 



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261 



General Statemeistt con"cerning Charitable Corporations. 
The foregoing abstracts comprise 584 corporations, which 
mav be classified as follows : — 



Adults and Children, Associations for 

Aged People, Homes for 

Animals, Associations for care of 

Associated Charities . 

Blind, Homes or Schools for 

Boys' Clubs .... 

Burial Associations . 

Children's Aid Associations 

Children, Homes and Nurseries for 

Children, Homes and Schools for 

Children, Hospitals for 

Consumptives, Hospitals, Homes, etc., for 

Convalescents, Hospitals or Homes for 

Crippled and Deformed Children, Homes and Schools for 

Deaconess Homes 

Deaf, Homes and Schools for 

Dispensaries .... 

Fallen Women, Homes and Associations for 

Hospitals, General 

Hospitals and Dispensaries 

Immigrant Aid Associations 

Incurables, Hospitals or Homes for 

Inebriates, Homes for 

Life-saving Societies . 

Loan Associations 

Lying-in Hospitals 

Medical Assistance Societies 

Ministerial Relief Associations 

Mission Societies 

Mothers' Aid Associations . 

Musicians' Ad Societies 

Nurse Associations . 

Nurseries ..... 

Nursing Associations 

Peace Societies .... 

Physical Culture Clubs 

Prisoners, Associations for Aid of 

Relief and Aid Associations in General 

Seamen and Pilots, Homes and Associations for 

Soldiers and Sailors, Homes for . 

Students, Aid and Homes for 



262 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Temporar}^ Homes ......... 18 

Travellers' Aid Societies ........ 1 

Widows, Homes and Associations for ...... 3 

Young Women, Temporary Homes or Associations for . . . 24 



Total 584 

The following 62 corporations, although they were all fur- 
nished Avith forms and instructions and in most cases with 
repeated reminders, made no report : — 

Benevolent Aid Society for Italian Immigrants, Boston, Inc. 1905. 

Benoth Israel Sheltering Home, Boston, Inc. 1891. 

Boston Branch Baron de Hirsch Fund, Boston, Inc. 1903. 

Boston Emergency and General Hospital, Boston, Inc. 1904. 

Boston Harbor Club, Boston, Inc. 1905. 

Boston Hebrew Charitable Cemetery Association, Boston, Inc. 1904. 

Boston Legal Aid Society, Boston, Inc. 1900. 

British Charitable Society, Boston, Inc. 1818. 

Brockton Humane Society, Brockton, Inc. 1902. 

Brockton Young Women's Christian Association, Brockton, Inc. 1906. 

Burrage Hospital Association, Boston, Inc. 1903. 

Children's Aid Association of Cambridge, Cambridge, Inc. 1903. 

Childi'en's Home, Lowell, Inc. 1903. 

East Boston Ladies' Gmilath Chased Sel Emeth Association, East Boston, 

Inc. 1907. 
Empire Theatrical Charitable and Benevolent Society, The, Boston, Inc. 

1907. 
Fall River Gamaleth Chassoden Hebrew Association, Fall River, Inc. 

1902. 
Federation of Jewish Organizations of Massachusetts, Boston, Inc. 1906. 
Franklin County Public Hospital, The, Greenfield, Inc. 1895. 
Fraternal Home and Hospital, Cambridge, Inc. 1897. 
Free Home for Consumptives in the City of Boston, Dorchester, Inc. 1892. 
Guild of St. Ehzabeth, The, Boston, Inc. 1901. 
Health and Physical Culture Club of Boston, Boston, Inc. 1903. 
Hebrew Ladies' Benevolent Association of Brockton, The, Brockton, Inc. 

1907. 
Imperial Japanese Benevolent Association of Boston, The, Boston, Inc. 

1906. 
Komenitz Podolsk Benevolent Association, Boston, Inc. 1904. 
Ladies' Gemileth Chesed Society of Chelsea, Chelsea, Inc. 1903. 
Leland Home for Aged Women, Waltham, Inc. 1879. 
Linath Ilazedek Association of East Boston, East Boston, Inc. 1903. 
Lynn Home for Young Women, Lynn, Inc. 1906. 
Lynn Hospital, Lynn, Inc. 1880. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 263 

Melrose Hospital Association, Melrose, Inc. 1893. 

Metropolitan Visiting Nursing Association, The, Chelsea, Inc. 1906. 

New England Helping Hand Society, Boston, Inc. 1887. 

New England Training School for Nurses, Boston, Inc. 1899. 

Old Ladies' Home Association of Chelsea, Chelsea, Inc. 1885. 

Olette Relief Association, Boston, Inc. 1903. 

Peace Society, The, Fall River, Inc. 1907. 

Recever Untershtizung Ferein, Boston, Inc. 1907, 

Red Cross Bureau, The, Boston, Inc. 1897. 

Red, White and Blue Club of Boston, The, Boston, Inc. 1907. 

Roxbury Ladies' Aid and Fuel Society, Roxbury, Inc. 1896. 

Roxbury Neighborhood House Association, Roxbury, Inc. 1900. 

Saint Anne's Hospital Corporation, Fall River, Inc. 1906. 

Saint Casimir Benevolent Society, Lynn, Inc. 1907. 

Society of St. Margaret, Boston, Inc. 1882. 

Society of the Apostolic Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart, The, 

Boston, Inc. 1904. 
Sons of Jacob Benefit Association of Haverhill, HaverhiU, Inc. 1901. 
Stoklesok Aid Association, Boston, Inc. 1907. 
Student's Home Association, Boston, The, Inc. 1899. 
Sunnyside Day Nursery, The, Boston, Inc. 1902. 
Talmud Torah Hebrew Free School of East Boston, East Boston, Inc. 

1903. 
Trustees of the East Boston Ladies' Gmilas Chased Association, East 

Boston, Inc. 1900. 
Trustees of St. Stephen's Settlement in Boston, Boston, Inc. 1905. 
United Hebrew Benevolent Association, Boston, Inc. 1867. 
Waltham Hebrew Association, Waltham, Inc. 1903. 
West End Gemilath Chesed Association, Boston, Inc. 1906. 
White Cross Aid and Hospital Association, Boston, Inc. 1899. 
Willard Hospital, Bedford, Inc. 1900. 
Workers' Guild, The, Boston, Inc. 1906. 
Working Boys' Home, Boston, Inc. 1884. 

Young Men's Hebrew Association of Maiden, Maiden, Inc. 1907. 
Young Men's Hebrew Association of Medford, Medford, Inc. 1901. 

These t^vo failed to return reports sent back to them for cor- 
rection : — 

Lynn Hebrew Ladies' Helping Hand Society, The, Lynn, Inc. 1907. 
Sheltering Arms Society, Lowell, Inc. 1887. 

The following reported that they were not in active opera- 
tion, either because they had not accumulated sufficient funds 
for the purpose, or for some other satisfactory reason : — 



2(U STATE BOAKD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Amesbury Hospital Association, The, Amesbury, Inc. 1903. 

Andover Home for Aged People, Andover, Inc. 1890. 

Boston Parents' Education Association for Deaf Children, Boston, Inc. 
1896. 

Boston Society for the Protection of Italian Immigrants, The, Boston, 
Inc. 1903. 

Cambridge Emergency and General Hospital, The, Cambridge, Inc. 1905. 

Charlotte Home, The, North Andover, Inc. 1901. 

Chelsea Boys' Club Association, Chelsea, Inc. 1904. 

CHnton Home for Aged People, The, Chnton, Inc. 1902. 

Congregation of the Sacred Hearts, The, Fairhaven, Inc. 1900. 

EHza J. Hahn Home for Aged Couples, Lynn, Inc. 1895. 

Essex County Homoeopathic Hospital, Salem, Inc. 1901. 

Everett Home for Aged Persons, Everett, Inc. 1902. 

Faith and Hope Association, Boston, Inc. 1896. 

Hahnemann Hospital, Boston, Inc. 1892. 

Henry C. Nevins Home for the Aged and Incurable, Methuen, Inc. 1906. 

Holyoke Home for Aged People, Holyoke, Inc. 1902. 

Home for Aged People in Revere, Revere, Inc. 1905. 

Home for Aged People in Stoneham, Stoneham, Inc. 1898. 

Home for the Aged at Milford, Milford, Inc. 1892. 

James Wheelock Home for Little Strangers, The, Boston, Inc. 1901. 

Leominster Hospital Association, Leominster, Inc. 1902. 

Lexington Home for Aged People, Lexington, Inc. 1905. 

Lynn Home for Aged Men, Lynn, Inc. 1890. 

Maria Hayes Home for Aged Persons, Natick, Inc. 1904. 

Michael Anagnos Schools, Boston, Inc. 1907. 

Montgomery Home for Aged People, Middleborough, Inc. 1900. 

Musicians' Ad Society, Boston, Inc. 1900. 

National Boys' Club Association, Springfield, Inc. 1900. 

Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, Inc. 1902. 

Robert B. Brigham Hospital for Incurables, Boston, Inc. 1903. 

Rockport Hospital Association, The, Rockport, Inc. 1901. 

Somerville Children's Home and Day Nursery Association, Somerville, 
Inc. 1896. 

Symmes Arlington Hospital, Inc., Arlington, Inc. 1902. 

Wentworth Institute, Boston, Inc. 1904. 

Wesson Maternity Hospital, Springfield, Inc. 1906. 

William Lloyd Garrison Memorial Association and Home for Aged Per- 
sons, The, Roxbury, Inc. 1903. 

Winchendon Home for Aged People, The, Winchendon, Inc. 1901. 

Worcester Home for Consumptives Corporation, Worcester, Inc. 1906. 

The following stated that they had not completed their first 
year of operation, and therefore conld not make a full re- 
port : — 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 265 

Canton Nursing Association, The, Canton, Inc. 1907. 

Columbus Day Nursery of South Boston, The, Boston, Inc. 1907. 

Danvers Home for the Aged, Danvers, Inc. 1901. 

Eagle Benefit Association, The, Revere, Inc. 1907. 

Henry Heywood Memorial Hospital, The, Gardner, Inc. 1907. 

Massachusetts Association of Women Workers Corporation, Rockport, 

Inc. 1906. 
New England Convalescent Rest Home, The, Boston, Inc. 1903. 
Nonantum Day Nursery The, Newton, Inc. 1907. 
St. Joseph's Association of Boston, Boston, Inc. 1907. 
Somerville Boys' Club, Somerville, Inc. 1906. 
Vineyard Haven Sanitarium, The, Tisbury, Inc. 1906. 
Woburn Home for Aged Couples, Woburn, Inc. 1907. 
Workmg Peoples' Aid Society, The, Boston, Inc. 1906. 

The remaining 469 made substantially complete reports. 
Their total valuation was $49,776,437.87, viz., property owned 
and occupied for corporate purposes, $21,299,496.24; invest- 
ments, $28,476,941.63. 

Their chief sources of income were: subscriptions and dona- 
tions, $1,493,230.50; bequests, $1,084,281.80; income from 
investments, $1,296,511.20; paying and partly paying benefi- 
ciaries, $1,825,117.29; the balance being made up from fairs, 
sales, industries, and various forms of entertainments, and in 
a few instances by sales of investments and by loans. 

Their chief items of expense were : salaries and wages, 
$1,807,672.70; provisions and supplies, $1,985,717.43; re- 
pairs and improvements, $540,666.07; all other expenses, 
$1,946,382.78. 

The whole number of beneficiaries reported was 539,757, 
besides 5,176 families, of whom over 270,000 were aided free, 
the remainder either paying or partly paying for the service 
rendered. 

Thus it appears that, at a total expense of between six and 
seven million dollars, about 300,000 persons received charita- 
ble aid from these several corporations, in addition to nearly 
as many more who fully or partly paid for the service rendered 
them. It also appears that nearly $30,000,000 of personal 
property was exempted from taxation, on the ground that the 
corporations in question were dispensers of charity. 

In view of this fact, and also considering that inquiries con- 



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tiniie to be made concerning the financial and general standing 
of these institutions, by persons personally interested in in- 
mates, and by others desiring to make gifts and bequests to 
them, it seems advisable to the Board — as has been repeatedly 
stated in its Annual Reports — that some provision should be 
made by legislative enactment for more definite information 
regarding them than can be obtained from their written or 
jDrinted reports. It seems especially desirable that provision 
should be made for the visitation and inspection of all incor- 
porated charitable homes. 



Classified Index to Charitable Corporations. 



Adults and Children, Associations for . 
Association of Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, Worcester, 
Boston Florence Crittenton Home Society, Watertown, 
Boston North End Mission, Boston, .... 
German Ruth-Society of Lawrence, Lawrence, 
Leopold Morse Home for Infirm Hebrews, and Orphanage, Milton, 
New England Hospital for Women and Children, Boston, 
Roxbury Home for Children and Aged Women, Boston, 
St. Mary's Home of New Bedford, New Bedford, . 
St. Patrick's Home of Lowell, Lowell, . . . . 
Woman's Progressive Club, Worcester, .... 



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Aged People, Homes for. 

Andover Home for Aged People, Andover, ....... 5 

Amesbury and Salisbury Home for Aged Women, Amesbury, ... 3 

Association for the Relief of Aged and Destitute Women in Salem, Salem, 219 

Association for the Relief of Aged Women of New Bedford, New Bedford, 191 

Baptist Home, The, Cambridge, 131 

Battles Home, The, Lowell, 169 

Berkshire County Home for Aged Women, Pittsfield, . . . . . 210 

Bertram Home for Aged Men, Salem, ........ 220 

Burnap Free Home for Aged Women, Boston, 34 

Cambridge Homes for Aged People, Cambridge, 131 

Carleton Home, Trustees of the, Georgetown, 156 

Charles B. Haven Home for Aged Men in Peabody, Peabody, . . . 209 

Clinton Home for Aged People, The, Clinton 139 

Concord's Home for the Aged, Concord, ....... 140 

Corporation of the Ryder Home for Old People, Plymouth, .... 212 

Danvers Home for the Aged, Danvers, ........ 141 

Eliza J. Hahn Home for Aged Couples, Lynn, 177 

Everett Home for Aged Persons, Everett, ....... 142 

Fitchburg Home for Old Ladies, Fitchburg, 153 

Gardner Home for Elderly People, Gardner, ....... 156 

Gilbert Home for Aged and Indigent Persons, The, Gloucester, . . . 158 

Hebrew Moshev Zekanim Association, Boston, 57 

Henry C. Nevins Home for the Aged and Incurable, Methuen, . . . 185 

Holyoke Home for Aged People, Holyoke, ....... 163 

Home for Aged and Invalid Women in Northampton, Northampton, . . 207 



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PAGE 

Home for Aged Colored Women, Boston, 59 

Home for Aged Couples, Boston, 59 

Home for Aged Men, Boston, HO 

Home for Aged Men and Women in Framingham, Framingham, . . 155 

Home for Aged Men in Worcester, The, Worcester 252 

Home for Aged People, Fall River, 148 

Home for Aged People in Revere, Revere, ....... 218 

Home for Aged People in Stoneham, Stoneham, ...... 236 

Home for Aged People in Wincliester, Winchester, ..... 248 

Home for Aged Women, Boston, ......... 60 

Home for Aged Women in the City of Worcester, Trustees of the, Worcester, 256 

Home for Aged Women in Woburn, Woburn, 249 

Home for the Aged at Milford, Milford 185 

Huntress Home, Gloucester, .......... 159 

Institution of the Little Sisters of the Poor, Boston, ..... 68 

King's Daughters and Sons Home for the Aged in Norfolk County, The, 

Norfolk, 205 

Lamson Home, The, Cambridge, ......... 136 

Lawrence Home for Aged People, Lawrence, ...... 167 

Leland Home for Aged Women, Waltham, . . . . . . . 241 

Leominster Home for Old Ladies, Leominster, 168 

Lexington Home for Aged People, Lexington, . . . . ^ . . 168 

Little Franciscan Sisters of Mary, Worcester, ...... 253 

Lynn Home for Aged Men, Lynn, . . . . . . . . . 177 

Lynn Home for Aged Women, Lynn, . . . . . . . . 178 

Maiden Home for Aged Persons, Maiden, 180 

Maria Hayes Home for Aged Persons. Natick, ...... 190 

Medford Home for Aged Men and Women, Medford, 183 

Montgomery Home for Aged People, Middleboroiigh, ..... 185 

Mount Pleasant Home, The, Boston, ........ 85 

New Bedford Home for Aged, New Bedford, 194 

Newburyport Society for the Relief of Aged Females, The, Newburyport, . 202 

Newburyport Society for the Relief of Aged Men, Newburyport, . . . 202 

Newton Home for Aged People, Newton, . . ... . . . 204 

Old Ladies' Home, Lowell, 173 

Old Ladies' Home Association, Haverhill, 162 

Old Ladies' Home Association of Chelsea, Chelsea, ..... 138 

Old Ladies' Home Society, Beverly, . . . . . . . . 8 

Reading Home for Aged Women, Reading, . 216 

Roxbury Home for Aged Women, Boston, ....... 98 

Somerville Home for the Aged, Somerville, ....... 226 

Springfield Home for Aged Men, Springfield, ...... 232 

Springfield Home for Aged Women, Springfield 232 

Sutton Home for Aged Women in Peabody, Peabody, . . . . . 210 

Taunton Female Charitable Association, Taunton, . . . . . 238 

Trinity Church Home for the Aged (Rachel Allen Memorial), Boston, . 114 

Wakefield Home for Aged Women, Wakefield, ...... 239 

Wales Home for Aged Women, Brockton, 127 

Westfield Home for Aged People, Westfield, 247 

Westfield Home for Aged Women, Westfield, 247 

William Lloyd Garrison Memorial Association and Home for Aged Persons, 

Boston, 121 

Winchendon Home for Aged People, The, Winchendon, .... 248 

Winchester Home for Aged Women, Boston, 121 

Woburn Home for Aged Couples, Woburn, 250 



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Animals, Associations for Care of. 
American Humane Educational Society, Boston, . 
Animal Rescue League, Boston, ..... 
Brockton Humane Society, The, Brockton, . 
Ellen M. Gifford Sheltering Home Corporation, Boston, 
Lowell Humane Society, The, Lowell, .... 
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Boston, 
Red Acre Farm, Incorporated, Stow, ....... 



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Associated Charities. 

Associated Charities of Boston, . 

Associated Charities of Cambridge, 

Associated Charities of Fall River, 

Associated Charities of Gloucester, ...... 

Associated Charities of Lynn, ....... 

Associated Charities of Maiden, 

Associated Charities of Newton, ....... 

Associated Charities of Salem, ....... 

Associated Charities of Somerville, 

Associated Charities of Taunton, . 

Associated Charities of Worcester, The, ..... 

Charity Organization Society of New Bedford, The, New Bedford, 
Watertown Associated Charities, ....... 



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Blind, Homes or Schools for. 
Massachusetts Association for Promoting the Interests of the Adult Blind, 
Boston, .............. 

Memorial Home for the Blind, The, Worcester, 



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Boys' Clubs. 
Boys' Club of Lynn, Lynn, .... 
Boys' Club of Pittsfield, Pittsfield, . 
Boys' Institute of Industry, The, Boston, 
Bunker Hill Boys' Club Association, The, Boston, 
Chelsea Boys' Club Association, The, Chelsea, 
Federated Boys' Clubs, Boston, 
Haverhill Boys' Club Association, Haverhill, 
Holyoke Boys' Club Association, The, Holyoke, 
Maiden Boys' Club, The, Maiden, . 
National Boys' Club Association, The, Springfield, 
Red, White and Blae Club of Boston, The, Boston, 
Somerville Boys' Club, Somerville, 
Taunton Boys' Club Association of Taunton, Taunton, 



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162 
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238 



Burial Associations. 

Boston Hebrew Charitable Cemetery Association, Boston, .... .25 

Charitable Burial Association, Boston, 36 

Chevra Kadisha of Chelsea, Chelsea, 137 

Children's Aid Associations. 

Boston Children's Aid Society, Boston, 20 

Children's Aid Association of Cambridge, Cambridge, ..... 134 

Children's Aid Society of Nantucket, Nantucket, 188 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



261) 



Children's Health Fund, Boston 

Children's Hope Music House, The, Cambridge, .... 
Children's Progressive Lyceum Association No. 1 of Boston, Boston, 

Hale House Association, Boston, 

Hampden County Children's Aid Association, Springfield, . 

Union Benevolent Society, The, Nantucket, 

Worcester Children's Friend Society, Worcester, .... 



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Children, Homes and Nurseries for. 

Boston Nursery for Blind Babies, Boston, 

Guild of St. Elizabeth, The, Boston, 

Somerville Children's Home and Day Nursery Association, Somerville, 



28 

53 

226 



Children, Homes and Schools for 
American Mt. Coffee Association, Boston, 
Association of the Hawthorne Club, Boston, . 
Association of the Evangelical Lutheran Church for Works 

ton, . . 

Avon Home, Cambridge, 

Ayer Home, Trustees of the, Lowell, .... 

Boston Asylum and Farm School for Indigent Boys, Boston 

Boston Children's Friend Society, Boston, 

Boston Institute Seashore Home, Revere, 

Boston Traveler Charitable Society, Boston, . 

Children's Home of Fall River, Fall River, . 

Church Home for Orphan and Destitute Children, Boston, 

City Orphan Asylum, The, Salem, ..... 

Corporation of the Rebecca Pomroy Newton Home for Orph 

ton, 

Doane Orphanage, The, Longmeadow, 

Dorothea Dix Hall Association, Boston 

Faith Home, Lowell, . . . 

Fathers' and Mothers' Club, Boston, 

Fitchburg Union Aid Home for Children, The, Fitchburg, 

Hebrew Industrial School, Boston, . 

House of the Angel Guardian, Boston, 

Incorporated Protectory of Mary Immaculate, Lawrence, 

Industrial School for Girls, Boston, .... 

James Wheelock Home for Little Strangers, The, Boston, 

Lutheran Orphans' Home Board, Incorporated, The, Avon, 

Massachusetts Infant Asylum, Boston, . 

Michael Anagnos Schools, Boston, .... 

Newburyport Female Charitable Society, Newburyport 

New Bedford Orphans' Home, New Bedford, 

New England Home for Little Wanderers, Boston, 

Newsboys' Reading Room Association, Boston, 

North Bennet Street Industrial School, Boston, 

Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent de 

Mass., The, Springfield, 

Plummer Farm School of Reform for Boys, The, Salem 

Ruggles Street Neighborhood House, The, Boston, 

St. Anne's French-Canadian Orphanage, Worcester 

St. Joseph's Industrial School for Boys, Millbury, 

St. Joseph's Orphanage, Fall River, 

St. Vincent's Home Corporation of Fall River, Fall River, 



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St. Vincent's Orphan Asylum, Boston, 102 

Salem Seaman's Orphan and Children's Friend Society, Salem, . . . 223 

Shurtleff Mission to the Children of the Destitute, The, Westfield, . . 246 

South End Industrial School, Boston, Ill 

Theodore Edson Orphanage, The, Lowell, 175 

AVinning Home, "Woburn, 260 

Working Boys' Home, Boston, 124 

Children, Hospitals for. 

Babies' Summer Hospital Society, The, Peabody, , 208 

Boston Floating Hospital, The, Boston, 24 

Children's Hospital, The, Boston, 38 

Children's Island Sanitarium, The, Salem, 220 

Infants' Hospital, Boston, 67 

Waltham Baby Hospital, The, Waltham, 241 

Convalescents, Hospitals or Homes for. 

Convalescent Home of the Children's Hospital, The, Wellesley, . . . 245 

Milton Convalescent Home, The, Milton, 187 

New England Convalescent Rest Home, The, Boston 87 

St. Luke's Home for Convalescents, Boston, 101 

Sunnybank Home, Watertown, 244 

Consumptives, Hospitals^ Homes, etc., for. 

American Invalid Aid Society, Boston, 10 

Cullis Consumptives' Home, Boston, 41 

Free Home for Consumptives in the City of Boston, The, Boston, . . 52 

Portuguese League of Assistance to the Consumptives, New Bedford, . . 196 

Sharon Sanatorium, Sharon, 224 

Worcester Home for Consumptives Corporation, Worcester, .... 259 

Crippled and Deformed Children, Homes and Schools for. 

Industrial School for Crippled and Deformed Children, Boston, ... 68 

New England Peabody Home for Crippled Children, Hyde Park, . . 164 

Deaf, Homes and Schools for. 

Boston Parents' Education Association for Deaf Children, Boston, . . 28 

New England Home for Deaf Mutes, The, Everett, 142 

New England Industrial School for Deaf Mutes, Beverly, .... 8 

Sarah Fuller Home for Little Deaf Children, The, Medford, ... 184 

Deaconess Homes. 

Fall River Deaconess Home, Fall River, 146 

Dispensaries. 

Bay State Dispensary, Boston, 16 

Boston Dispensary, Boston, .......... 22 

Jamaica Plain Dispensary, Boston, 69 

Kingston Dispensary, Boston, 71 

Lowell Dispensary, Lowell, 171 

Roxbury Homeopathic Dispensary, Boston, 99 

South End Dispensary and Hospital, Boston, 110 

Suffolk Dispensary, Boston, 112 

Tremont Dispensary, The, Boston, 114 

Trinity Dispensary, Boston, 115 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIOXS. 271 



Fallen Women, Homes and Associatio7is for . p^<jg 

Association for the Work of Mercy in the Diocese of Massachusetts, Boston, 13 

Bethesda Society, Boston, .......... 18 

Door of Hope Society, Worcester, 251 

New Bedford Women's Reform and Relief Association, New Bedford, . 196 

New England Moral Reform Society, Boston, 90 

Refuge in the City of Boston, The, Boston, 95 

Hospitals, General. 

Adams Nervine Asylum, Boston, 9 

Addison Gilbert Hospital, Gloucester, 157 

Amesbury Hospital Association, The, Amesbury, 4 

Anna Jaques Hospital, Newburyport, 199 

Berkeley Infirmary, The, Boston, 17 

Beverly Hospital Corporation, Beverly, 7 

Boston City Hospital, Boston, 22 

Boston Emergency and General Hospital, Boston, . . . . . 23 

Brockton Hospital Company, Brockton, 126 

Burbank Hospital, Fitchburg, 152 

Burrage Hospital Association, Boston, 35 

Cambridge Emergency and General Hospital, The, Cambridge, . . . 131 

Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge, 132 

Carney Hospital, Boston, 35 

City Hospital of Quincy, Quincy, . 214 

Clinton Hospital Association, Clinton, 139 

Cooley Dickinson Hospital, The, Northampton, 207 

Emergency Hospital, Incorporated, Lynn, 177 

Essex County Homoeopathic Hospital, Salem, 222 

Farren Memorial Hospital of Montague City, The, Montague, . . . 188 

Faulkner Hospital Corporation, The, Boston, 47 

Framingham Hospital, Framingham, . . . . . . . . 154 

Franklin County Public Hospital, The, Greenfield, 160 

Fraternal Home and Hospital, Cambridge, . . . . . . . 135 

Free Hospital for Women, Brookline . . . 129 

Hahnemann Hospital, Boston, ......... 54 

Hale Hospital, Haverhill, 160 

Henry Heywood Memorial Hospital, The, Gardner, 156 

Holyoke City Hospital, Holyoke, 163 

House of the Good Samaritan, Boston, . . . . . . . .62 

House of Mercy, Pittsfield 211 

Jordan Hospital, The, Plymouth, 213 

Leominster Hospital Association, Leominster, ...... 168 

Lowell General Hospital, The, Lowell, _, . 172 

Lynn Hospital, Lynn, 178 

Maiden Hospital, Maiden, 181 

Marlborough Hospital, Marlborough, . . . . . . . . 183 

Massachusetts Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, .... 76 

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, 78 

Massachusetts Homceopathic Hospital, Boston, 80 

Melrose Hospital Association, Melrose, 184 

Mercy Hospital, Springfield, 231 

Milford Hospital, Mil ford, 185 

Millet Sanatorium, East Bridgewater, 142 

Mount Sinai Hospital Society of Boston, Boston, ...... 85 

Newburyport Homoeopathic Hospital, The, Newburyport, .... 201 

New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, 87 



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New England Deaconess Association, Boston, ...... 87 

New England Eye and Ear Hospital, Boston, 88 

New England Sanitarium and Benevolent Association, Stoneham, . . 236 

Newton Hospital, Newton, 205 

NorthjAdams Hospital, North Adams 206 

Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, 94 

Rockport Hospital Association, The, Rockport, . . . . . . 219 

Rufus S. Frost General Hospital, Chelsea, 138 

St. Anne's Hospital Corporation, Fall River, 149 

St. Elizabeth's Hospital of Boston, Boston, 100 

St. John's Hospital, Lowell, 173 

St. Luke's Hospital of New Bedford, New Bedford, 197 

Saint Vincent's Hospital of Worcester, Worcester, 255 

Salem Hospital, Salem, 223 

Sisters of Charity of the House of Providence, The, Holyoke, . . . 164 

Society of Saint Margaret, Boston, 107 

Somerville Hospital, Somerville, 226 

Springfield Hospital, The, Springfield, 233 

Symmes Arlington Hospital, Arlington, 5 

Taunton Hospital Company, Taunton, 239 

Trustees of the Noble Hospital, Westfield, 246 

Union Hospital, Lynn, ........... 179 

Union Hospital in Fall River, The, Fall River 151 

Vincent Memorial Hospital, Boston, . . . . . . . . 119 

Waltham Hospital, Waltham, 242 

Wesson Memorial Hospital, Springfield, 235 

Woman's Charity Club Hospital Corporation, The, Boston, .... 122 

Worcester Hahnemann Hospital, Worcester, ...... 259 

Hospitals and' Dispensaries. 

Brigham Hospital and North End Dispensary, Boston, .... 32 

Immigrant Aid Associations. 

Benevolent Aid Society for Italian Immigrants, Boston 17 

Boston Society for the Protection of Italian Immigrants, The, Boston, . 30 

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, The, Boston, 56 

Lutheran Immigrant Board, The, Boston, ....... 73 

Incurables, Hospitals or Homes for. 

Boston Home for Incurables, Boston, 25 

Channing Home, Boston, 35 

Holy Ghost Hospital for Incurables, The, Cambridge, . . . . . 135 

Robert B. Brigham Hospital for Incurables, Boston, 96 

Inebriates, Homes for. 

Massachusetts Home for Intemperate Women, Boston, . . . . 79 

Washingtonian Home, Boston . 119 

Willard Hospital, Bedford 6 

Life Saving Societies. 

Corps 35, Volunteer Life Saving Service, Revere, 217 

Humane Society of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, . . 64 
United States Volunteer Life Saving Corps of Volunteer Life Savers, The, 

Boston, 118 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



273 



Loan Associatiotis 
Beneficent Society of the New England Conservatory of Music, The, Boston 
East Boston Ladies' Gmilath Chased Sel Emeth Association, Boston, 
Empire Theatrical Charitable and Benevolent Society, The, Boston 
Good Samaritan Society of Worcester, Worcester, 
Ladies' Gemileth Chesed Society of Chelsea, Chelsea, 
Ladies' Gmeloos Chasodem Association, The, Lowell, 
Leicester Samaritan Association, Leicester, . 
North End Ladies' Aid Association, Boston, 
Recever Untershtizung Ferein, Boston, . . . 
Spencer Good Samaritan Association, Spencer, 
Worcester Hebrew Gmiled Chased Society, Worcester 



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Lyi7ig-in Hospitals. 
Boston Lying-in Hospital, Boston, ..... 
St. Mary's Infant Asylum and Lying-in Hospital, Boston, 
Wesson Maternity Hospital, Springfield, 



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235 



Medical Assistance Societies. 

Bay State Medical and Surgical Company, The, Brockton, .... 126 

Boston Association for the Relief and Control of Tuberculosis, Boston, . 19 

Cambridge Relief Hospital, Cambridge, ....... 133 

Charitable Surgical Appliance Shop, Boston, 37 

Ladies' Helping Hand Society, The, Lowell, ...... 171 

Linath Hazedek Association of East Boston, Boston, 73 

Massachusetts Health Company, Boston, 79 

Massachusetts Medical Benevolent Society, Boston 81 

North End Diet Kitchen, Boston, 92 

South End Diet Kitchen, Boston, 109 

South End House Association, The, Boston 110 

Vineyard Haven Sanitarium, The, Tisbury, 239 

Waltham Invalid Aid Association, Waltham, ...... 243 

White Cross Aid and Hospital Association, Charlestown, .... 121 

Working People's Aid Society, The, Boston, 125 



Ministerial Relief Associations. 
Board of Ministerial Aid, Boston, ........ 

Conference of Baptist Ministers in Massachusetts, Boston, . 
Massachusetts Baptist Charitable Society, Boston, .... 

Massachusetts Congregational Charitable Society, Boston, . 

Preachers' Aid Society of the New England Annual Conference of the 

Methodist Episcopal Church, Boston, . 

Society for Ministerial Relief, Boston, ....... 

Society for Promoting Theological Education, Boston, .... 

Society for the Relief of Aged or Disabled Episcopal Clergymen, Boston 
Society for the Relief of Widows and Orphans of the Protestant Episcopal 

Church, Boston, ............ 



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106 
106 

107 



Mission Societies. 

Episcopal City Mission, The, Boston, . 46 

Evangelistic Association of New England, The, Boston, .... 46 

Ladies' City Mission Society in New Bedford, New Bedford, . . . 192 

Rescue Mission of Fall River, The, Fall River, 140 

Woman's Home Missionary Society of the New England Conference of the 

Methodist Episcopal Church, Boston, . 123 



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Mothers* Aid Associations. 
Mothers' Rest Association of Newton Centre, The, Needham, 
Society for Helping Destitute Mothers and Infants, Boston, 



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Musicians* Aid Societies. 



Musicians' Aid Society, Boston, ...... 

Oliver Ditson Society for the Relief of Needy Musicians, Boston, 



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93 



Xwse Associations. 
Andover Guild, Andover, ....... 

Army Nurse Association of Massachusetts, Boston, 
Framingham Training School for Nurses, The, Framingham, 
Helen Weld House Association, Boston, .... 

New England Training School for Nurses, Boston, 
Waltham Graduate Nurses Association, Waltham, 



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90 

242 



Xurses. 
Brookline Day Nursery, Brookline, .... 

Columbus Day Nursery of South Boston, The, Boston, . 
Institute of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, Worcester 
Lowell Day Nursery Association, Lowell, 
Maiden Industrial Aid Society, Maiden, 
New Bedford Day Nursery, New Bedford, 
Nonantum Day Nursery Association, Newton, 
South End Day Nursery, Boston, . 
Sunnyside Day Nursery, The, Boston, 
Temporary Home and Day Nursery Society, Worcester, 
Tyler Street Day Nursery Company, The, Boston, 
Washington Street Day Nursery of Somerville, Somerville, 



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Nursing Associations. 
Cambridge School of Nursing, The, Cambridge, . 
Canton Day Nursing Association, The, Canton, 
Dedham Emergency Nursing Association, Dedham, 
Instructive District Nursing Association, Boston, 
Metropolitan Visiting Nursing Association, The, Chelsea, 
New Bedford Instructive Nursing Association, New Bedford 
Newton District Nursing Association, Newton, 
Visiting Nursing Association of Somerville, Somerville, 
Waltham District Nursing Association, Waltham, 
Watertown District Nursing Association, Watertown, . 
Winchester Visiting Nursing Association, Winchester, 
Worcester Society for District Nursing, Worcester, 



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204 
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241 
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248 
260 



Peace Societies. 
American Peace Society, Boston, . 
Trustees of the Permanent Peace Fund, Boston, 



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117 



Physical Culture Cluhs. 
Health and Physical Culture Club of Boston, Boston, 



55 



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Prisoners, Associations for Aid of. p^^^ 

John Howard Industrial Home, Boston, 70 

Massachusetts Prison Association, Boston, 81 

Massachusetts Society for Aiding Discharged Convicts, Boston, ... 82 

Temporary Asylum for Discharged Female Prisoners, Dedham, . . . 141 

Relief and Aid Associations. 

American Ramabai Association, Boston, ....... 11 

Auxiliary Relief Branch of the Russian and Polish Jewish Central Com- 
mittee at Jerusalem, Boston, . 15 

Barnard Memorial, Boston, 15 

Baron Hirsch Benevolent Association, Fall River, ..... 144 

Beverly Female Charitable Society, Beverly, 6 

Beverly Fuel Society, Beverly, 6 

Boston Branch Baron de Hirsch Fund, Boston, 20 

Boston Legal Aid Society, Boston, 26 

Boston Hebrew Ladies' Aid Association, Boston, 25 

Boston Provident Association, Boston, 29 

Boston Society of Decorative Art, Boston, 30 

Brackett Charitable Trust, The, Quincy, 214 

British Charitable Society, Boston, . 33 

Brookline Friendly Society, The, Brookline, 128 

Cambridgeport Fruit and Flower Mission, Cambridge, 132 

Charitable Irish Society, Boston, 36 

City Missionary Society, Boston, 40 

Concord Female Charitable Society, The, Concord, 140 

Congregation of the Sacred Hearts, The, Fairhaven, ..... 143 

Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph du Puy, The, Fall River, . . 145 

Devens Benevolent Association, Boston, 42 

Dorchester Relief Society, Boston, 42 

East End Christian Union, Cambridge, . . . . . . . . 135 

Elizabeth Peabody House Association, Boston, ...... 44 

Emil Zola Association, Fall River, 146 

Fairhaven Poor Society, Fairhaven, . . . . . . . . 143 

Faith and Hope Association, Boston, 47 

Fall River Gamaleth Chassoden Hebrew Association, Fall River, . . 147 

Fall River Hebrew Women's Charitable Institution, Fall River, . . 147 

Federation of Jewish Organizations of Massachusetts, Boston, ... 48 

Female Benevolent Society at South Danvers, Peabody, .... 209 

Female Charitable Society of West Box ford, Boxford 125 

First Spiritualist Ladies' Aid Society, Boston, 49 

Fisher Charitable Society, Beverly, 7 

Fitchburg Benevolent Union, The, Fitchburg, . . . . . . 152 

Fragment Society, The, Boston, 49 

Franciscan Monastery of Saint Clare, The, Boston, 50 

Frederick E. Weber Charities Corporation, The, Boston, .... 51 

Free Reading Room, Incorporated, Waltham, 240 

General Charitable Society of Newburyport, Newburyport, .... 200 

German Aid Society of Boston and Vicinity, Boston, 52 

German Ladies' Aid Society of Boston, Boston 53 

Haverhill Female Benevolent Society, Haverhill, 161 

Haverhill Young Women's Christian Association, Haverhill, . . . 161 

Hebrew Ladies' Aid Association, Fall River, 148 

Hebrew Ladies' Benevolent Association of Brockton, The, Brockton, . . 127 



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Hebrew Ladies' Helping Hand Society, New Bedford 192 

Hebrew Women's Sewing Society, Boston, 57 

Helping Hand Society, Nantucket, 189 

Horace Smith Fund, The, Springfield, 230 

Howard Benevolent Society, Boston 63 

Imperial Japanese Benevolent Association of Boston, The, Boston, . . 65 

Industrial Aid Society for the Prevention of Pauperism, Boston, . , 65 

Industrial House Charities, Springfield, 230 

Jamaica Plain Friendly Society, Boston, 69 

Komenitz Podolsk Benevolent Association, Boston, 71 

Ladies' Benevolent Circle of Clarendon Street Baptist Church, Boston, . 71 

Ladies' Benevolent Society, The, Fairhaven, 143 

Ladies' Benevolent Society of Newbury, Newbury, 199 

Ladies' Charitable Society of Amesbury, Amesbury, 4 

Ladies' Hebrew Council, The, Lawrence, 166 

Ladies' Howard Society of Nantucket, Nantucket, ..... 189 

Ladies' Lyceum Union, Boston, 72 

Lend a Hand Society, Boston, , 72 

Lincoln House Association, Boston, 73 

Lynn Hebrew Ladies' Helping Hand Society, The, Lynn, .... 177 

Marblehead Female Humane Society, Marblehead, ..... 182 

Massachusetts Charitable Fire Society, Boston, ...... 76 

Massachusetts Division of the International Sunshine Society, The, Boston, 77 

Massachusetts Emergency and Hygiene Association, Boston, . . . 77 

Merrimac Street Mission, The, Boston, 84 

Monday Club of Maiden, The, Maiden, 182 

Morgan Memorial Co-operative Industries and Stores, The, Boston, . . 84 

Needlewoman's Friend Society, The, Boston, ...... 86 

New Bedford Country Week Society, Incorporated, New Bedford, . . 193 

New Bedford Dorcas Society, New Bedford 194 

Newburyport Howard Benevolent Society, Newburyport 201 

North Worcester Aid Society, Worcester, ....... 254 

Olette Relief Association, Boston, 93 

Peace Society, The, Fall River, 149 

Plymouth Fragment Society, Plymouth, 213 

Quincy Charitable Society, Quincy, 215 

Red Cross Bureau, The, Boston, 96 

Relief Association, The, Nantucket, 189 

Robert Treat Paine Association, The, Boston, ...... 96 

Roxbury Charitable Society, Boston, 97 

Roxbury Female Benevolent Society, Boston, 97 

Roxbury Ladies' Aid and Fuel Society, Boston, 99 

Roxbury Neighborhood House Association, Boston, 99 

Saint Casimir Benevolent Society, Lynn, ....... 178 

St. Joseph's Association of Boston, Boston, 101 

Salem Female Charitable Society, Salem, ....... 222 

Salvation Army of Massachusetts, Incorporated, The, Boston, . . . 103 

Samaritan Society, The, Salem, 224 

Scots' Charitable Society, Boston, 104 

Smorgon Aid Association, The, Boston, 105 

Society of St. Vincent de Paul of the City of Boston, Boston, . . . 107 
Society of the Apostolic Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart, The, Bos- 
ton, 108 

Somerville Hospital Ladies' Aid Association, Somerville, .... 227 

Sons of Jacob Benefit Association of Haverhill, Haverhill, .... 162 

South Boston Samaritan Society, Boston, 108 



Part II.] CHAKITABLE COKPORATIOXS. 277 

PAGE 

South End Day Nursery Auxiliary, Boston, 109 

Stoklesok Aid Association, Boston Ill 

Swift Charity, Milton 187 

Swiss Benevolent Society, Boston, 112 

Talmud Torah Hebrew Free School of East Boston, Boston, ... 113 

Trustees of St. Stephen's Settlement in Boston, The, Boston, . . . 116 

Trustees of the Charitable Fund in the Town of Lancaster, Lancaster, . 165 

Trustees of the Charlestown's Poor Fund, Boston, 115 

Trustees of the James Arnold Fund, New Bedford, ..... 198 
Trustees of the John Boylston's Charitable Donations for the Benefit and 
Support of Aged Poor Persons, and of Orphans and Deserted Children, 

Boston, 116 

Trustees of the East Boston Ladies' Gmilas Chased Association, Boston, . 116 

Union for Good Works, New Bedford, . . . . . . . . 198 

Union for Home Work in Pittsfield, Pittsfield, 212 

Union Relief Association, Springfield, 235 

Union Rescue Mission, Boston, 118 

United Hebrew Benevolent Association, Boston, 118 

Waltham Hebrew Association, Waltham, 242 

Wells Memorial Association, Boston, 120 

Wentworth Institute, Boston, 120 

West End Gemilath Chesed Association, Boston, 121 

Worcester Employment Society, The, Worcester, 258 

Worcester Swedish Charitable Association, Worcester, .... 260 

Young Men's Hebrew Association of Maiden, Maiden, 182 

Young Men's Hebrew Association of Medford, Medford, .... 184 

Seamen and Pilots, Home and Associations for. 

BostonHarbor Club, The, Boston, 24 

Boston Pilots' Relief Society, Boston, 29 

Boston Seaman's Friend Society, Boston, 29 

Gloucester Relief Association, Gloucester, 158 

Managers of Boston Port and Seamen's Aid Society, Boston, ... 74 

Newburyport Bethel Society, Newburyport, 200 

Phineas Stowe Seamen's Home, Boston, ....... 94 

Seamen's Widow and Orphan Association, Salem, 224 

Shaw Asylum for Mariners' Children, Boston, 104 

Soldiers and Sailors, Homes for. 

Dahlgren Memorial Hall Association, Boston, ...... 42 

National Sailors' Home, Quincy, 215 

Sailors' Snug Harbor, Quincy, . . . 216 

Students, Aid and Homes for. 

Northfield Seminary Students' Aid Society, Northfield, .... 208 

Students' Home Association, The, Boston, 112 

Trustees of the Charity of Edward Hopkins, Boston, 115 

Temporary Homes 

Benoth Israel Sheltering Home, Boston, 17 

Boston Female Asylum, Boston 23 

Boston Industrial Home, Boston, ......... 26 

Children's Home, Lowell, 170 

Children's Mission to the Children of the Destitute, The, Boston, . . 38 



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Ellis Memorial and Eldredge Home, Boston, 45 

Fall River Women's Union, Fall River, 147 

Gwynne Temporary Home for Children, The, Boston, 54 

Helping Hand Temporary Home for Destitute Jewish Children, Boston, . 58 

Home for Destitute Catholic Children of Boston, 61 

Hunt Asylum for Destitute Children, Boston, 64 

Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Boston, . 83 

Nickerson Home for Children, Boston, 91 

Seaside Home of Fall River, Fall River, 151 

Sheltering Arms Society, Lowell, ...,.,... 175 

Springfield Homes for Friendless Women and Children, Springfield, . . 233 

Springfield Rescue Mission, Springfield, 234 

Temporary Home for Working Women, Boston, 113 

Travellers' Aid Societies. 

Young Travellers' Aid Society, The, Boston, 125 

Widoios, Homes and Associations for. 

Boston Fatherless and Widows' Society, Boston, 23 

Eagle Benefit Association, Revere, 218 

Widows' Society of Boston, The, Boston, 121 



Alphabetical Index to Charitable Corporations. 

Corporate Namk. 
Adams Nervine Asylum, Boston, . 
Addison Gilbert Hospital, Gloucester, . 
American Humane Education Society, The, Boston 
American Invalid Aid Society, Boston, . 
American Mt. Coffee Association, Boston, 
American Peace Society, Boston, . 
American Ramabai Association, Boston, 
Amesbury and Salisbury Home for Aged Women, Amesbury, 
Amesbury Hospital Association, The, Amesbury, 
Andover Guild, Andover, .... 
Andover Home for Aged People, Andover, . 
Animal Rescue League, Boston, 
Anna Jaques Hospital, Newburyport, 
Army Nurse Association of Massachusetts, Boston 
Associated Charities of Boston, Boston, . 
Associated Charities of Cambridge, Cambridge, 
Associated Charities of Fall River, Fall River, 
Associated Charities of Gloucester, Gloucester, 
Associated Charities of Lynn, Lynn, 
Associated Charities of Maiden, The, Maiden, 
Associated Charities of Newton, Newton, 
Associated Charities of Salem, Mass., Salem, 
Associated Charities of Somerville, Somerville, 
Associated Charities of Taunton, Taunton, . 
Associated Charities of Worcester, The, Worcester, 
Association for the Relief of Aged and Destitute Women in Salem, Salem, 
Association for the Relief of Aged Women of New Bedford, New Bedford 
Association for the Work of Mercy in the Diocese of Massachusetts, Boston 
Association of the Evangelical Lutheran Church for Works of Mercy, Boston 
Association of the Hawthorne Club, Boston, 



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Part II.] CHAKITABLE CORPORATIONS. 279 

Corporate Name. page 
Association of Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, Worcester, .... 251 
Auxiliary Relief Branch of the Russian and Polish Jewish Central Com- 
mittee at Jerusalem, Boston, 15 

Avon Home, Cambridge, 130 

Babies' Summer Hospital Society, The, Peabody, 208 

Baptist Home, The, Cambridge, 131 

Barnard Memorial, Boston, 15 

Baron Hirsch Benevolent Association, Fall River, . . . . . 144 

Battles Home, The, Lowell, 169 

Bay State Dispensary, Boston, ......... 16 

Bay State Medical and Surgical Company, The, Brockton, .... 126 

Beneficent Society of the New England Conservatory of Music, The, Boston, 16 

Benevolent Aid Society for Italian Immigrants, Boston 17 

Benoth Israel Sheltering Home, Boston, 17 

Berkeley Infirmary, The, Boston, 17 

Berkshire County Home for Aged Women, Pittsfield, 210 

Bertram Home for Aged Men, Salem, 220 

Bethany Union for Young Women, Boston, 18 

Bethesda Society, Boston, . 18 

Beverly Female Charitable Society, Beverly, ...... 6 

Beverly Fuel Society, Beverly, 6 

Beverly Hospital Corporation, Beverly, 7 

Board of Ministerial Aid, Boston, . . . • 19 

Boston Association for the Relief and Control of Tuberculosis, Boston, . 19 

Boston Asylum and Farm School for Indigent Boys, Boston, ... 20 

Boston Branch Baron de Hirsch Fund, Boston, . . . . . . 20 

Boston Children's Aid Society, Boston, 20 

Boston Children's Friend Society, Boston, 21 

Boston City Hospital, Boston, 22 

Boston Dispensary, Boston, 22 

Boston Emergency and General Hospital, Boston, 23 

Boston Fatherless and Widows' Society, Boston, 23 

Boston Female Asylum, Boston, 23 

Boston Floating Hospital, The, Boston, 24 

Boston Florence Crittenton Home Society, Watertown, .... 243 

Boston Harbor Club, The, Boston, 24 

Boston Hebrew Charitable Cemetery Association, The, Boston, ... 25 

Boston Hebrew Ladies' Aid Association, Boston, 25 

Boston Home for Incurables, Boston, 25 

Boston Industrial Home, Boston, 26 

Boston Institute Seashore Home, Revere, . . . • . . . . 217 

Boston Legal Aid Society, Boston, 26 

Boston Lying-in Hospital, Boston, 27 

Boston North End Mission, Boston, 27 

Boston Nursery for Blind Babies, Boston, 28 

Boston Parents' Education Association for Deaf Children, Boston, . . 28 

Boston Pilots' Relief Society, Boston, 29 

Boston Provident Association, Boston, 29 

Boston Seaman's Friend Society, Boston, 29 

Boston Society for the Protection of Italian Immigrants, The, Boston, . 30 

Boston Society of Decorative Art, Boston 30 

Boston Traveler Charitable Society, Boston, ; . 31 

Boston Young Women's Christian Association, Boston, .... 31 

Boys' Club of Lynn, Lynn, 176 

Boys' Club of Pittsfield, Pittsfield, 211 

Boys* Institute of Industry, The, Boston, . 32 



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Brackett Charitable Trust, Incorporated, The, Quincy, .... 214 

Brigham Hospital and North End Dispensary, Boston, 32 

British Charitable Society, Boston, 33 

Brockton Hospital Company, Brockton, 126 

Brockton Humane Society, The, Brockton, 127 

Brockton Young AYomen's Christian Association, Brockton, . . . 127 

Brooke House, Boston, . 33 

Brookline Day Nursery, Brookline, 128 

Brookliue Friendly Society, The, Brookline, 128 

Bunker Hill Boys' Club Association, The, Boston, 34 

Burbank Hospital, Fitchburg, 152 

Burnap Free Home for Aged Women, Boston 34 

Burrage Hospital Association, Boston, ........ 35 

Cambridge Emergency and General Hospital, The, Cambridge, . . . 131 

Cambridge Homes for Aged People, Cambridge, 131 

Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge, 132 

Cambridgeport Fruit and Flower Mission, Cambridge, 132 

Cambridge Relief Hospital, Cambridge, 133 

Cambridge School of Nursing, The, Cambridge, 133 

Canton Nursing Association, The, Canton, . 136 

Carney Hospital, Boston, 35 

Channing Home, Boston, 35 

Charitable Burial Association, Boston, 36 

Charitable Irish Society, Boston, 36 

Charitable Surgical Appliance Shop, Boston, 37 

Charity Organization Society of New Bedford, The, New Bedford, . . 191 

Charles B. Haven Home for Aged Men in Peabody, Peabody, . . . 209 

Charlotte Home, The, North Andover, 208 

Chelsea Boys' Club Association, The, Chelsea, 137 

Chevra Kadisha of Chelsea, Chelsea, 137 

Children's Aid Association of Cambridge, Cambridge 134 

Children's Aid Society of Nantucket, Nantucket, 188 

Children's Health Fund, Boston, 37 

Children's Home, Lowell, 170 

Children's Home of Fall River, Fall River, 145 

Children's Hope Music House, Cambridge 134 

Children's Hospital, The, Boston, 38 

Children's Island Sanitarium, The, Salem, 220 

Children's Mission to the Children of the Destitute in the City of Boston, 

The, Boston, 38 

Children's Progressive Lyceum Association No. 1 of Boston, The, Boston, . 39 

Church Home for Orphan and Destitute Children, Boston, .... 39 

City Hospital of Quincy, Quincy, 214 

City Missionary Society, Boston, 40 

City Orphan Asylum, The, Salem, 221 

Clinton Home for Aged People, The, Clinton, 139 

Clinton Hospital Association, Clinton, 139 

Columbus Day Nursery of South Boston, The, Boston, 40 

Concord Female Charitable Society, The, Concord, 140 

Concord's Home for the Aged, Concord, 140 

Conference of Baptist Ministers in Massachusetts, Boston, .... 41 

Congregation of the Sacred Hearts, The, Fairhaven, 143 

Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph du Puy, The, Fall River, . , 145 

Convalescent Home of the Children's Hospital, The, Wellesley, . . , 245 

Cooley Dickinson Hospital, The, Northampton, 207 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 281 

Corporate Name. page 
Corporation of the Rebecca Pomroy Newton Home for Orphan Girls, New- 
ton, 203 

Corporation of the Ryder Home for Old People, Plymouth, .... 212 

Corps 35, Volunteer Life Saving Service, Revere, 217 

Cullis Consumptives' Home, Boston, 41 

Dahlgren Memorial Hall Association, Boston, 42 

Danvers Home for the Aged, Danvers, 141 

Dedham Emergency Nursing Association, Dedham, 141 

Devens Benevolent Society, Boston, ........ 42 

Doane Orphanage, The, Longmeadow . . . 169 

Door of Hope Society, Worcester, 251 

Dorchester Relief Society, Boston, 42 

Dorothea Dix Hall Association, Boston, 43 

Eagle Benefit Association, The, Revere, 218 

East Boston Ladies' G-milath Chased Sel Emeth Association, Boston, . . 44 

East End Christian Union, Cambridge, . 135 

Eliza J. Hahn Home for Aged Couples, Lynn, ...... 177 

Elizabeth Peabody House Association, Boston, ...... 44 

Ellen M. Gifford Sheltering Home Corporation, Boston, .... 44 

Ellis Memorial and Eldredge Home, Boston, ...... 45 

Emergency Hospital, Incorporated, Lynn, 177 

Emil Zola Association, Fall River, 146 

Empire Theatrical Charitable and Benevolent Society, The, Boston, . . 45 

Episcopal City Mission, The, Boston, ........ 46 

Essex County Homoeopathic Hospital, Salem, 222 

Evangelistic Association of New England, The, Boston, .... 46 

Everett Home for Aged Persons, Everett, 142 

Fairhaven Poor Society, Fairhaven, 143 

Faith and Hope Association, Boston, ........ 47 

Faith Home, Lowell, 170 

Fall River Deaconess Home, Fall River, 146 

Fall River Gamaleth Chassoden Hebrew Association, Fall River, . . 147 

Fall River Hebrew Women's Charitable Institution, Fall River, . . . 147 

Fall River Women's Union, Fall River, ....... 147 

Farren Memorial Hospital of Montague City, Mass., The, Montague, . . 188 

Fathers' and Mothers' Club, Boston, 47 

Faulkner Hospital Corporation, The, Boston, ...... 47 

Federated Boys' Clubs, Boston, 48 

Federation of Jewish Organizations of Massachusetts, Boston, ... 48 

Female Benevolent Society at South Danvers, Peabody, .... 209 

Female Charitable Society of West Boxford, Boxford, 125 

First Spiritualist Ladies' Aid Society, Boston, 49 

Fisher Charitable Society, Beverly, ........ 7 

Fitchburg Benevolent Union, The, Fitchburg, ...... 152 

Fitchburg Helping Hand Association, Fitchburg, 153 

Fitchburg Home for Old Ladies, Fitchburg, 153 

Fitchburg Union Aid Home for Children, The, Fitchburg, .... 154 

Fragment Society, The, Boston, 49 

Framingham Hospital, Framingham, 164 

Framingham Training School for Nurses, The, Framingham, . . . 155 

Frances E. Willard Settlement, Boston, 49 

Franciscan Monastery of Saint Clare, The, Boston, ..... 60 

Franklin County Public Hospital, The, Greenfield, 160 

Franklin Square House, The, Boston, . 50 

Fraternal Home and Hospital, Cambridge, 135 



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CORPORATK NaMK. 

Frederick E. Weber Charities Corporation, The, Boston, 

Free Home for Consumptives in the City of Boston, The, Boston 

Free Hospital for Women, Brookline, .... 

Free Reading Room, Incorporated, Waltham, 

French Women's Christian Association, Boston, . 

Gardner Home for Elderly People, Gardner, . 

General Charitable Society of Newburyport, Newburyport 

German Aid Society of Boston and Vicinity, Boston, . 

German Ladies' Aid Society of Boston, Boston, 

German Ruth-Society of Lawrence, Massachusetts, Lawrence, 

Gilbert Home for Aged and Indigent Persons, The, Gloucester 

Gloucester Relief Association, Gloucester, .... 

Good Samaritan Society of Worcester, Worcester, . 

Good Shepherd Association of Springfield, The, Springfield, 

Guild of St. Elizabeth, The, Boston, 

Gwynne Temporary Home for Children, The, Boston, . 
Hahnemann Hospital, Boston, ...... 

Hale Hospital, Haverhill, 

Hale House Association, Boston, 

Hampden County Children's Aid Association, Springfield, . 
Harriet Tubman House, Inc., Boston, . . 
Haverhill Boys' Club Association, Haverhill, 
Haverhill Female Benevolent Society, Haverhill, 
Haverhill Young Women's Christian Association, Haverhill, 
Health and Physical Culture Club of Boston, Boston, . 
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, The, Boston, 
Hebrew Industrial School, Boston, . . . . . 

Hebrew Ladies' Aid Association, Fall River, 

Hebrew Ladies' Benevolent Association of Brockton, The, Brockton, 
Hebrew Ladies' Helping Hand Society, New Bedford, The, Massachusetts 
New Bedford, ...... 

Hebrew Moshev Zekanim Association, Boston, 

Hebrew Women's Sewing Society, Boston, 

Helen Weld Home Association, Boston, 

Helping Hand Society, Nantucket, 

Helping Hand Temporary Home for Destitute Jewish Children, Boston, 

Henry Heywood Memorial Hospital, The, Gardner, 

Henry C. Nevins Home for the Aged and Incurable, Methuen 

Holy Ghost Hospital for Incurables, The, Cambridge, . 

Holyoke Boys' Club Association, The, Holyoke, . 

Holyoke City Hospital, Holyoke, 

Holyoke Home for Aged People, Holyoke, 

Home for Aged and Invalid Women in Northampton, Northampton 

Home for Aged Colored Women, Boston, .... 

Home for Aged Couples, Boston, 

Home for Aged Men, Boston 

Home for Aged Men and Women in Framingham, Framingham, 
Home for Aged Men in Worcester, The, Worcester, 

Home for Aged People, Fall River, 

Home for Aged People in Revere, Revere, .... 

Home for Aged People in Stoneham, Stoneham, . 
Home for Aged People in Winchester, Winchester, 
Home for Aged Women, Boston, ...... 

Home for Aged Women in Woburn, Woburn, 

Home for Destitute Catholic Children, of Boston, Boston, 

Home for the Aged at Milford, Milford, .... 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 283 

Corporate Name. page 

Horace Smith Fund, The, Springfield, . .230 

House of the Angel Guardian, Boston, 62 

House of the Good Samaritan, Boston, 62 

House of the Good Shepherd, Boston, . 63 

House of Mercy, Pittsfield, .... * 211 

Howard Benevolent Society, Boston, 63 

Humane Society of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, . . 64 

Hunt Asylum for Destitute Children, Boston, 64 

Huntress Home, Gloucester, 159 

Immigrants' Home, Boston, 65 

Imperial Japanese Benevolent Association of Boston, Massachusetts, The, 

Boston, 65 

Incorporated Protectory of Mary Immaculate, Lawrence, .... 166 
Industrial Aid Society for the Prevention of Pauperism, Boston, . .65 

Industrial House Charities, Springfield, 230 

Industrial School for Crippled and Deformed Children, Boston, ... 66 

Industrial School for Girls, Boston, 67 

Infants' Hospital, Boston, 67 

Ingleside Corporation, Revere, , . . . 218 

Institute of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, Worcester, . . . 253 

Institution of the Little Sisters of the Poor, Boston, 68 

Instructive District Nursing Association, Boston, ..... 68 

Jamaica Plain Dispensary, Boston, . 69 

Jamaica Plain Friendly Society, Boston, ....... 69 

James Wheelock Home for Little Strangers, The, Boston 70 

John Howard Industrial Home, Boston, 70 

Jordan Hospital, The, Plymouth, 213 

King's Daughters and Sons Home for the Aged in Norfolk County, The, 

Norfolk, 205 

Kingston Dispensary, Boston, 71 

Komenitz Podolsk Benevolent Association, Boston, 71 

Ladies' Benevolent Circle of Clarendon Street Baptist Church, Boston, . 71 

Ladies' Benevolent Society, The, Fairhaven, 143 

Ladies' Benevolent Society of Newbury, Newbury, 199 

Ladies' Charitable Society of Amesbury, Amesbury, . . . . . 4 

Ladies' City Mission Society in New Bedford, New Bedford, . . . 192 

Ladies' Gemileth Chesed Society of Chelsea, Chelsea, 137 

Ladies' Gmeloos Chasodem Association, The, Lowell, 170 

Ladies' Hebrew Council, The, Lawrence, 166 

Ladies' Helping Hand Society, The, Lowell, 171 

Ladies' Howard Society of Nantucket, Nantucket, 189 

Ladies' Lyceum Union, Boston, ......... 72 

Lamson Home, The, Cambridge, 136 

Lawrence Home for Aged People, Lawrence, 167 

Leicester Samaritan Association, Leicester, 167 

Leland Home for Aged Women, Waltham, 241 

Lend a Hand Society, Boston, . 72 

Leominster Home for Old Ladies, Leominster, 168 

Leominster Hospital Association, Leominster, 168 

Leopold Morse Home for Infirm Hebrews, and Orphanage, Milton, . . 186 

Lexington Home for Aged People, Lexington, 168 

Linath Hazedek Association of East Boston, Boston, 73 

Lincoln House Association, Boston, 73 

Little Franciscan Sisters of Mary, Worcester, 253 

Lowell Day Nursery Association, Lowell 171 

Lowell Dispensary, Lowell, 171 



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Corporate Name. 
Lowell General Hospital, The, Lowell, .... 

Lowell Humane Society, The, Lowell 

Lutheran Immigrant Board, The, Boston, 

Lutheran Orphans* Home Board, Incorporated, The, Avon 

Lynn Hebrew Ladies' Helping Hami Society, Lynn, 

Lynn Home for Aged Men, Lynn, . 

Lynn Home for Aged Women, Lynn, 

Lynn Home for Young Women, Lynn, . 

Lynn Hospital, Lynn 

Maiden Boys' Club, The, Maiden, . 

Maiden Home for Aged Persons, Maiden, 

Maiden Hospital, Maiden, 

Maiden Industrial Aid Society, Maiden, 

Managers of Boston Port and Seamen's Aid Society, Boston 

Marblehead Female Humane Society, Marblehead, 

Maria Hayes Home for Aged Persons, Natick, 

Marlborough Hospital, Marlborough, .... 

Massachusetts Association for Promoting the Interests of the Adult Blind 

Boston, 

Massachusetts Association of Women Workers Corporation, 

Massachusetts Baptist Charitable Society, Boston, 

Massachusetts Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, 

Massachusetts Charitable Fire Society, Boston, 

Massachusetts Congregational Charitable Society, Boston, 

Massachusetts Division of the International Sunshine Society, Boston, 

Massachusetts Emergency and Hygiene Association, Boston, 

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, 

Massachusetts Health Company, Boston, 

Masachusetts Home for Intemperate Women, Boston 

Massachusetts Homoeopathic Hospital, Boston, 

Massachusetts Infant Asylum, Boston, . 

Massachusetts Medical Benevolent Society, Boston, 

Massachusetts Prison Association, Boston, 

Massachusetts Society for Aiding Discharged Convicts, Boston, 

Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Boston, 

Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Boston 

Massachusetts Society for the University Education of Women, Boston, 

Medford Home for Aged Men and Women, Medford, . 

Melrose Hospital Association, Melrose, .... 

Memorial Home for the Blind, The, Worcester, . 

Mercy Hospital, Springfield, 

Merrimac Street Mission, The, Boston, .... 
Metropolitan Visiting Nursing Association, The, Chelsea 
Michael Anagnos Schools, Boston, .... 

Milford Hospital, Milford 

Millet Sanatorium, Incorp., East Bridgewater, 

Milton Convalescent Home, The, Milton, 

Monday Club of Maiden, The, Maiden, .... 

Montgomery Home for Aged People, Middleborough, . 

Morgan Memorial Co-operative Industries and Stores, The, Boston 

Mothers' Rest Association of Newton Centre, The, Needham, 

Mount Pleasant Home, The, Boston, 

Mount Sinai Hospital Society of Boston, Massachusetts, Boston 

Musicians' Aid Society, Boston, 

National Boys' Club Association, Springfield, 

National Sailors' Home, Quincy, 



Part n.] CHARITABLE CORPOEATIOXS. 



285 



Corporate Name. 
Needlewoman's Friend Society, The, Boston, .... 

New Bedford Country Week Society, Incorporated, New Bedford, 
New Bedford Day Nursery, New Bedford, .... 
New Bedford Dorcas Society, New Bedford, .... 
New Bedford Home for Aged, New Bedford, . ... 

New Bedford Instructive Nursing Association, New Bedford, 
New Bedford Orphans' Home, New Bedford, .... 

New Bedford Women's Reform and Relief Association, New Bedford 

Newburyport Bethel Society, Newburyport, 

Newburyport Female Charitable Society, Newburyport, 

Newburyport Homoeopathic Hospital, The, Newburyport, 

Newburyport Howard Benevolent Society, Newburyport, 

Newburyport Society for the Relief of Aged Females, The, Newburyport 

Newburyport Society for the Relief of Aged Men, Newburyport 

New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, 

New England Convalescent Rest Home, The, Boston, 

New England Deaconess Association, Boston, 

New England Eye and Ear Hospital, Boston, 

New England Helping Hand Society, Boston, 

New England Home for Deaf Mutes, The, Everett, 

New England Home for Little Wanderers, Boston, 

New England Hospital for Women and Children, Boston 

New England Industrial School for Deaf Mutes, Beverly 

New England Moral Reform Society, Boston, 

New England Peabody Home for Crippled Children, Hyde Park, 

New England Sanitarium and Benevolent Association, Stoneham 

New England Training School for Nurses, Boston, 

Newsboys' Reading Room Association, Boston, 

Newton District Nursing Association, Newton, 

Newton Home for Aged People, Newton, 

Newton Hospital, Newton, ..... 

Nickerson Home for Children. Boston, . 

Nonantum Day Nursery Association, The, Newton, 

North Adams Hospital, North Adams, . 

North Bennet Street Industrial School, Boston, 

North End Diet Kitchen, Boston, .... 

North End I-adies' Aid Association, Boston, . 

Northfield Seminary Students' Aid Society, Northfield 

North Worcester Aid Society, Worcester, 

Old Ladies' Home, Lowell, 

Old Ladies' Home Association, Haverhill, 

Old Ladies' Home Association of Chelsea, Chelsea, 

Old Ladies' Home Society, Beverly, 

Olette Relief Association, Boston, .... 

Oliver Ditson Society for the Relief of Needy Musicians, Boston, 

Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul 

Mass , The, Springfield, 

Peace Society, The, Fall River, 

Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, .... 

Phineas Stowe Seamen's Home, Boston, 

Plummer Farm School of Reform for Boys, The, Salem, 

Plymouth Fragment Society, Plymouth, 

Portuguese League of Assistance to the Consumptives, New Bedford 

Preachers' Aid Society of the New England Annual Conference of the 

Methodist Episcopal Church, Boston, 
Quincy Charitable Society, Quincy, 



of Springfield 



28(3 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Corporate Namk. page 

Reading Home for Aged Women, Reading, 216 

Recever Untershtizung Ferein, Boston, 95 

Red Acre Farm, Incorporated, Stow, . 237 

Red Cross Bureau, Boston, 95 

Red, White and Blue Club of Boston, The, Boston, 95 

Refuge in the City of Boston, The, Boston, 95 

Relief Association, The, Nantucket, 189 

Rescue Mission of Fall River, Massachusetts, The, Fall River, . . . 149 

Robert B. Brigham Hospital for Incurables, Boston, 96 

Robert Treat Paine Association, The, Boston, 96 

Rockport Hospital Association, The, Rockport, 219 

Roxbury Charitable Society, Boston, 97 

Roxbury Female Benevolent Society, Boston, 97 

Roxbury Home for Aged Women, Boston, 98 

Roxbury Home for Children and Aged Women, Boston, .... 98 

Roxbury Homoeopathic Dispensary, Boston, 99 

Roxbury Ladies' Aid and Fuel Society, Boston, .....". 99 

Roxbury Neighborhood House Association, Boston, 99 

Rufus S. Frost General Hospital, Chelsea, ....... 138 

Ruggles Street Neighborhood House, The, Boston, 100 

Sailors' Snug Harbor, Quincy, 216 

Saint Anne's French-Canadian Orphanage, Worcester, .... 255 

Saint Anne's Hospital Corporation, Fall River, 149 

Saint Casimir Benevolent Society, Lynn, . 178 

St. Elizabeth's Hospital of Boston, Boston, 100 

St. John's Hospital, Lowell, ■ 173 

St. Joseph's Association of Boston, Boston, ....... 101 

St. Joseph's Home, Boston, . 101 

St. Joseph's Industrial School for Boys, Millbury, 186 

St. Joseph's Orphanage, Fall River, 149 

St. Luke's Home for Convalescents, Boston, ....... 101 

St. Luke's Hospital of New Bedford, New Bedford, 197 

St. Mary's Home of New Bedford, New Bedford 197 

St. Mary's Infant Asylum and Lying-in Hospital, Boston, . . . . 102 

St. Patrick's Home of Lowell, Lowell, 174 

St. Vincent's Home Corporation of Fall River, Fall River, .... 150 

Saint Vincent's Hospital of Worcester, Worcester, 255 

St. Vincent's Orphan Asylum, Boston, 102 

Salem Female Charitable Society, Salem, 222 

Salem Hospital, Salem, . 223 

Salem Seaman's Orphan and Children's Friend Society, Salem, . . . 223 

Salvation Army of Massachusetts, Incorporated, The, Boston, . . . 103 

Samaritan Society, The, Salem, 224 

Sarah Fuller Home for Little Deaf Children, The, Medford, ... 184 

Scots' Charitable Society, Boston, 104 

Seamen's Widow and Orphan Association, Salem, . . . . . 224 

Seaside Home of Fall River, Fall River, 151 

Sharon Sanatorium, Sharon, • 224 

Shaw Asylum for Mariners' Children, Boston, 104 

Sheltering Arms Society, Lowell, 175 

Sherman Rest Home, The, Chicopee, 138 

Shurtleff Mission to the Children of the Destitute, The, Westfield, . . 246 

Sisters of Charity of the House of Providence, The, Holyoke, . . . 164 

Smorgon Aid Association, The, Boston, 105 

Society for Helping Destitute Mothers and Infants, Boston, . . . . 105 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 287 

Corporate Name. page 

Society for Ministerial Relief, Boston, 105 

Society for Promoting Theological Education, Boston, .... 106 
Society for the Relief of Aged or Disabled Episcopal Clergymen, Boston, . 106 
Society for the Relief of the Widows and Orphans of the Protestant Epis- 
copal Church, Boston, 107 

Society of Saint Margaret, Boston, . 107 

Society of St. Vincent de Paul of the City of Boston, Boston, . . . 107 

Society of the Apostolic Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart, The, Boston, 108 

Somerville Boys' Club, Somerville, 226 

Somerville Children's Home and Day Nursery Association, Somerville, . 226 

Somerville Home for the Aged, Somerville, ....... 226 

Somerville Hospital, Somerville, 226 

Somerville Hospital Ladies' Aid Association, Somerville 227 

Sons of Jacob Benefit Association of Haverhill, Haverhill, .... 162 

South Boston Samaritan Society, Boston, ....... 108 

South End Day Nursery, Boston, 109 

South End Day Nursery Auxiliary, Boston 109 

South End Diet Kitchen, Boston, 109 

South End Dispensary and Hospital, Boston, 110 

South End House Association, The, Boston, 110 

South End Industrial School, Boston, . Ill 

Spencer Good Samaritan Association, Spencer, 228 

Springfield Home for Aged Men, Springfield, 232 

Springfield Home for Aged Women, Springfield, ...... 232 

Springfield Homes for Friendless Women and Children, Springfield, . . 233 

Springfield Hospital, The, Springfield 233 

Springfield Rescue Mission, The, Springfield, ...... 234 

Stoklesok Aid Association, Boston, Ill 

Students' Home Association, The, Boston 112 

Suffolk Dispensary, Boston, 112 

Sunny Bank Home, Waterto wu • 244 

Sunnyside Day Nursery, The, Boston, 112 

Sutton Home for Aged Women in Peabody, Peabody, 210 

Swift Charity, Milton, 187 

Swiss Benevolent Society, Boston . . . 112 

Symmes Arlington Hospital, Arlington, 5 

Talmud Torah Hebrew Free School of East Boston, Boston, ... 113 

Taunton Boys' Club Association of Taunton, Taunton, .... 238 

Taunton Female Charitable Association, Taunton, 238 

Taunton Hospital Company, Taunton, 239 

Temporary Asylum for Discharged Female Prison-ers, Dedham, . . . 141 

Temporary Home and Day Nursery Society, Worcester, .... 256 

Temporary Home for Working Women, Boston, 113 

Theodore Edson Orphanage, The, Lowell, 175 

Tremont Dispensary, The, Boston, 114 

Trinity Church Home for the Aged (Rachel Allen Memorial) , Boston,' . 114 

Trinity Dispensary, Boston, 115 

Trustees of St. Stephen's Settlement in Boston, Boston, .... 116 

Trustees of the Ayer Home, Lowell, 175 

Trustees of the Carleton Home, Georgetown, 156 

Trustees of the Charitable Fund in the Town of Lancaster, Lancaster, . 165 

Trustees of the Charity of Edward Hopkins, Boston, 115 

Trustees of the Charlestown Poor's Fund, Boston, 115 

Trustees of the East Boston Ladies' Gmilas Chased Association, Boston, . 116 

Trustees of Home for Aged Women in the City of Worcester, Worcester, . 256 



288 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Corporate Name. page 

Trustees of the James Arnold Fund, New Bedford, 198 

Trustees of John Boylston's Charitable Donations for the Benefit and Sup- 
port of Aged Poor Persons, and of Orphans and Deserted Children, Boston, 116 

Trustees of the Noble Hospital, Westfield, 246 

Trustees of the Permanent Peace Fund, Boston 117 

Tyler Street Day Nursery Company, The, Boston, 117 

Union Benevolent Society, The, Nantucket, 190 

Union for Good Works, New Bedford, 198 

Union for Home Work in Pittsfield, Pittsfield 212 

Union Hospital, Lynn, 179 

Union Hospital in Fall River, The, Fall River 151 

Union Relief Association, Springfield, 235 

Union Rescue Mission, Boston, 118 

United Hebrew Benevolent Association, Boston, 118 

United States Volunteer Life Saving Corps of Volunteer Life Savers, The, 

Boston, 118 

Vincent Memorial Hospital, Boston, 119 

Vineyard Haven Sanitarium, The, Tisbury, 239 

Visiting Nursing Association of Somerville, Somerville 227 

Wakefield Home for Aged Women, Wakefield, 239 

Wales Home for Aged Women, Brockton, 127 

Waltham Baby Hospital, The, Waltham, 241 

Waltham District Nursing Association, Waltham, 241 

Waltham Graduate Nurses Association, Waltham 242 

Waltham Hebrew Association, Waltham, 242 

Waltham Hospital, Waltham, 242 

Waltham Invalid Aid Association, Waltham, ...... 243 

Washingtonian Home, Boston, 119 

Washington Street Day Nursery of Somerville, Somerville, .... 228 

Watertown Associated Charities, Watertown, 244 

Watertown District Nursing Association, Watertown, 245 

Wells Memorial Association, Boston, 120 

Wentworth Institute, Boston, 120 

Wesson Maternity Hospital, Springfield, 235 

Wesson Memorial Hospital, Springfield, 235 

West End Gemilath Chesed Association, Boston, 121 

Westfield Home for Aged People, Westfield, 247 

Westfield Home for Aged Women, Westfield, 247 

White Cross Aid and Hospital Association, Boston, 121 

Widows' Society of Boston, The, Boston, 121 

Willard Hospital, Bedford, 6 

William Lloyd Garrison Memorial Association and Home for Aged Persons, 

The, Boston, 121 

Winchendon Home for Aged People, The, Winchendon, .... 248 

Winchester Home for Aged Women, Boston, 121 

Winchester Visiting Nurse Association, Winchester, 248 

Winning Home, Woburn, 250 

Woburn Home for Aged Couples, Woburn, 250 

Woman's Charity Club Hospital Corporation, The, Boston, .... 122 
Woman's Home Missionary Society of the New England Conference of the 

Methodist Episcopal Church, Boston, 123 

Woman's Progressive Club, Worcester, 257 

Women's Clubhouse Association of Magnolia, Gloucester, .... 159 

Women's Educational and Industrial Union, Boston, ..... 123 

Worcester Children's Friend Society, Worcester, 258 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



289 



Corporate Name. 
Worcester Employment Society, The, Worcester, . . ■ 
Worcester Hahnemann Hospital, Worcester, 
Worcester Hebrew Gmiled Chased Society, Worcester, 
Worcester Home for Consumptives Corporation, Worcester, 
Worcester Society for District Nursing, Worcester, 
Worcester Swedish Charitable Association, Worcester, 

Workers' Guild, The, Boston, 

Working Boys' Home, Boston, ..... 
Working Girls' Home and Home of the Grey Nuns, Boston, 
Working People's Aid Society, The, Boston, 
Young Men's Hebrew Association of Maiden, Maiden, . 
Young Men's Hebrew Association of Medford, Medford, 
Young Travellers' Aid Society, The, Boston, 



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REPORT 

OF THE 

State Boaed of Chaeitt 



Pakt III 



The City and Towi^ Almshouses 



The Pauper Absteaot 



THE CITY AND TOWN ALMSHOUSES. 



Laws relating to Almshouses. 

For the information of Overseers of the Poor, masters of 
almshouses, and others immediately concerned, the laws relating 
to almshouses, so far as the State Board of Charity has to do 
with them, are here summarized. 

The State Board of Charity is required to visit all city and 
town almshouses, and to include in its Annual Report a state- 
ment of their condition and management, with its suggestions 
and recommendations relative thereto. (Revised Laws, chap. 
84, sect. 5.) 

The only children who can be lawfully supported in a city 
or town almshouse for a period of more than two months are: 
(1) those who are so defective in body or mind as to make 
their retention in an almshouse desirable; (2) those who are 
under two years of age; (3) those who are under five years of 
age, with mothers who are almshouse inmates and suitable per- 
sons to aid in taking care of them. In cases of failure of Over- 
seers of the Poor to remove children illegally in almshouses, 
the State Board of Charity is required to remove them and 
provide for them otherwise, at the expense of the city or town 
concerned. (Revised Laws, chap. 81, sect. 6 ; Acts of 1905, 
chap. 303.) 

Provision is made that tramps and vagrants, as well as crim- 
inals, shall be confined in separate and distinct quarters in all 
almshouses, and shall not be permitted to associate or communi- 
cate with the pauper inmates. (Acts of 1905, chap. 348.) 
Almshouse officials knowingly violating this law are liable to 
be punished by a fine of not more than three hundred dollars, 
or by imprisonment for not more than six months, or by both 
such fine and imprisonment. (Acts of 1904, chap. 274.) 

The State Board of Charity is authorized to advise with and 
assist Overseers of the Poor in the preparation of plans for 
almshouse buildings. (Acts of 1905, chap. 162.) 



4 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Inspection of Almshouses. 

It should be clearly understood that the service of the Board 
in visiting and inspecting the several city and town almshouses 
of the Commonwealth is a service, not of mere criticism, but of 
cooperation and encouragement. It is the duty of the Board to 
work with the local authorities with reference to any existing 
deficiencies and need of improvement in buildings, and to aid 
them in all possible ways to carry out effectively the laws re- 
lating to the class of dependents who form the almshouse 
population. 

The law specifically providing for the visitation of alms- 
houses by the State Board of Charity was passed by the Legis- 
lature of 1900. There was visitation before that time, but it 
was chiefly done under the law requiring the investigation of 
all receptacles for insane persons, of whom the almshouses, 
prior to the execution of the State care law of 1900, contained 
a large number. Within the last seven years visitation has been 
regular, and detailed reports have been published. It is grati- 
fying to state that during this period there has been a steadily 
increasing feeling of confidence in the value of the Board's 
work on the part of the local overseers and a steady improve- 
ment in almshouse conditions. This has been effected, not only 
in consequence of the visits of the Board's inspector, the volun- 
teer visitors, and members of the Board, but also as a result of 
correspondence and of personal interviews between the Board 
and Overseers of the Poor. Difficulties still exist; overseers 
have not invariably the desired amount of public spirit; voters 
often fail to appreciate the importance of maintaining their 
almshouses in good condition; but it is not too much to say 
that the almshouse system of the Commonwealth as it exists 
to-day will bear comparison with that of any other part of the 
country. 

Tke Yolunteee Visitors. 
The work of the volunteer visitors, although not yet fully 
extended, has become a very important if not an essential portion 
of the almshouse visitation. The prejudice against this visita- 
tion on the part of Overseers of the Poor and other almshouse 



Part III.] ALMSHOUSES. 5 

officials is gradually disappearing. Complaints and adverse 
comments are seldom heard now, and in not a few instances 
words of commendation have been voluntarily offered. It is 
a lamentable fact that there are but few marked instances 
of personal interest in almshouse inmates on the part of their 
fellow townspeople. 'Not only their former friends but their 
very relatives lose sight of them and forget them. It is in 
supplying this need, and in opening again the way of friendly 
acquaintance and sympathy, that the work of the volunteer 
visitors has a special value. 

IN'ew Buildings and Improvements. 
Within the last two years new almshouse buildings have been 
provided at Cohasset, Essex, Franklin, Greenfield, Hanson, Lee, 
I^orth Brookfield, and Palmer. At Beverly, Brookline, Fram- 
ingham, Groton, Kockland, and Somerville, additions or new 
wings have been built. Middleborough has a new almshouse 
under construction. Within the year repairs and improvements 
of greater or less importance have been made at Adams, Ash- 
burnham, Ashland, Attleborough, Bedford, Bellingham, Bridge- 
water, Brockton, Cambridge, Canton, Carlisle, Fitchburg, 
Foxborough, Franklin, Holyoke, Lexington, Lynn, Maiden, 
Manchester, Mansfield, Marlborough, Mattapoisett, Milford, 
Milton, JN'orth Andover, Palmer, Pepperell, Eeading, Salem, 
Shutesbury, Springfield, Sutton, Uxbridge, West Boylston, and 
Worcester. The total cost of new buildings was $37,500, and 
the cost of improvements, about $30,015. 

Almshouses closed since 1901. 
The following almshouses have been closed within the last 
six years: Bolton, Brewster, Burlington, Chatham, Hubbards- 
ton, Leicester, Northborough, ISTeedham, New Salem, Oakham, 
Orange, Paxton, Petersham, Phillipston, Pochester, Rutland, 
Sterling, Sandwich, Templeton, Topsfield, Warwick, Westmin- 
ster, and Williamstown. The almshouses at Holden and Dudley 
have been burned down, and not replaced. 



6 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. , [P. D. 17. 

Defective Conditions. 
In tlie course of the inspector's visits, certain defective con- 
ditions were noted and reported to the Board. In by far the 
larger number of instances the Overseers of the Poor, upon 
having their attention called to the matter, applied the neces- 
sary remedies ; but in a few cases they failed to do so, and it is 
to be noted here that, according to the last reports, defects still 
exist as follows : Amherst, lack of fire protection ; Belchertown, 
need of better bathing facilities and improved system of heating ; 
Charlton, need of increased accommodations ; Dennis, need of 
general renovation of building; Easthampton, need of better 
water supply ; Gloucester, need of new building ; Holyoke, need 
of better hospital accommodations ; Lawrence, need of better 
hospital accommodations ; Marshfield, generally poor condition ; 
Monson, need of better heating system; Sutton, generally poor 
condition. At Lowell there exists an unsatisfactory arrange- 
ment by which the same persop. holds the two positions of agent 
of the Overseers of the Poor and warden of the almshouse. 

Construction. 
Of the 197 almshouses, 168 have buildings wholly of wood, 
19 of brick, 2 of stone, 6 of brick and wood, 1 of stone and wood, 
and 1 of brick and stone. In 139 almshouses one or more 
sitting-rooms are provided for the use of the inmates ; the other 
58 have no sitting-rooms properly so called, although in some 
instances corridors or dining-rooms are used as sitting-rooms. 
There are in all a total of 229 sitting-rooms, and 3,446 sleeping- 
rooms, including 24 wards and 38 dormitories, with 6,480 beds. 
In 126 almshouses there are fully equipped bath-rooms, 4 having 
a total of 8 shower-baths also; in 24 the bath-rooms are partly 
equipped, and 47 have no bath-rooms ; there being in all a total 
of 378 fully equipped bath-rooms and 27 partly equipped. In 
121 there are water-closets. In 11 the heating is by hot air, in 
17 by hot water, in 108 by steam, in 50 by stoves, in 5 by hot 
air and stoves, in 2 by hot air and steam, in 1 by hot water and 
stoves, in 1 by hot air and hot water, and in 2 by hot water and 
steam. Oil furnishes light for 141, electricity for 45, gas for 5, 
oil and candles for 2, oil and electricity for 2, and gas and 



Part m.] ALMSHOUSES. 7 

electricity for 2. In 54 fire-escapes are provided as well as 
other means of protection against fire; 2 have fire-escapes, bnt 
no other fire protection; 104 have no fire-escapes, but are pro- 
vided with other fire protection; and 37 have neither fire- 
escapes nor other fire protection. It should be noted that in 
nearly all instances where fire-escapes are a matter of impor- 
tance they are provided, but that 37 almshouses are without 
any provision for extinguishing fire. Special hospital accom- 
modations are found in 35 almshouses only, these accommoda- 
tions consisting generally of a separate room or rooms, and in a 
few cases of a separate building. 

Management. 
In 190 almshouses the management is in the hands of a 
warden and matron, and in 7, viz., Charlestown, Carver, Matta- 
poisett, Melrose, Provincetown, Kichmond, and Rowley, of a 
matron only. The combined salaries of these officials average 
about $540, in addition to their board and lodging. The amount 
of these salaries for all the almshouses is $106,250. In 147 
towns a total of 590 assistants are employed, who are generally 
paid by the town. In a number of instances the warden is ex- 
pected to perform other services for the municipality, without 
extra compensation. The greatest length of service in any one 
place is that of Waltham, where the warden and matron have 
served 26 years; in Wakefield there has been a like service of 
25 years; in Concord, of 24; in Lexington and Somerset, of 23; 
in Lee and Pittsfield, of 22 ; in Watertown, of 21 ; in Hingham, 
of 17; and in Berkley, of 16 years. 

Ikmates. 
The whole number of inmates of all the almshouses at the 
time of visitation was 4,324, viz., 2,402 men, 1,829 women, 
and 93 children, — i.e.^ persons under 21 years of age; the 
largest number in any one almshouse being 741 (in Boston, 
Long Island), and the smallest, 1. Among the other alms- 
houses with a large population may be mentioned Lowell, with 
324 inmates; Fall River, .with 211; Lawrence, with 162; 
Worcester, with 160; Holyoke, with 132; Boston (Charles- 
town), with 120; and Cambridge, with 108. The whole num- 



8 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

ber of inmates of all the almshouses during the year was 8,442. 
The ages of the inmates of all the almshouses were as follows: 
32 under 2 ; 22 between 2 and 5 ; 22 between 5 and 15 ; 17 be- 
tween 15 and 21; 161 between 21 and 30; 268 between 30 and 
40; 466 between 40 and 60; 795 between 50 and 60; 1,086 
between 60 and 70; 975 between 70 and 80; 438 between 80 
and 90 ; 41 between 90 and 100 ; 1 over 100. Or, under a 
different grouping, 93 were under 21 years of age; 429 between 
21 and 40; 1,261 between 40 and 60; and 2,541 over 60 years 
of age. In 59 of the almshouses there was a complete separation 
of the sexes ; in 47 there was no separation ; in 33 they were 
separated except at meals; in 30 at night only; in 36 the in- 
mates were all of one sex; and in 2 almshouses there were no 
inmates. Of the whole number of inmates, viz,, 4,324, 3,868 
were reported as permanent and 456 as temporary; and 2,782 
w^ere stated to have relatives in town. Friends or relatives paid 
for the board of a total of 99 inmates. 

Bathiistg. 
According to the inspector's reports, weekly bathing of all 
the inmates was required in 177 almshouses, and fortnightly 
bathing in 7 ; in 1 almshouse weekly bathing was insisted on in 
summer only, and in 12 no bathing rules were enforced. 

Labor. 
In 29 of the almshouses no work was done by the inmates. 
In the remaining 168 almshouses a total number of 376 inmates 
performed various kinds of labor in and around the buildings, 
and on the farms. This labor was sometimes light and of little 
importance, but in many cases it was continu-ous and of material 
value. 

Defectives. 
In 182 almshouses there was a total of 860 defective inmates^ 
of whom 275 were reported as idiotic, 57 epileptic, 471 cripples, 
12 blind, 13 insane, 12 idiotic and crippled, 5 blind and crip- 
pled, 2 epileptic and idiotic, 1 feeble-minded and crippled, 1 
feeble-minded, 1 feeble-minded and blind, 7 epileptic and crip- 
pled, 1 deaf, blind, and crippled, 1 deaf and dumb, and 1 blind 



Part III.] ALMSHOUSES. 9 

and deaf. The patients reported as insane or idiotic were nearly 
all of the quiet and harmless class, but a few cases of a more 
serious nature were reported to the State Board of Insanity, 
and most of them were subsequently committed to hospitals at 
the instance of that Board. 

CoiTSUMPTIVES. 

There were 139 consumptive cases found in 21 almshouses, 
as follows: Amesbury, 1; Boston (Long Island), 74; Fall 
Kiver, 16 ; Framingham, 1 ; Haverhill, 3 ; Holyoke, 6 ; Law- 
rence, 3 ; Lowell, 4 ; Marblehead, 1 ; Pepper ell, 1 ; Plymouth, 2 ; 
Quincy, 1 ; Eockland, 1 ; Salem, 1 ; Southbridge, 1 ; Springfield, 
2 ; Taunton, 6 ; Warren, 2 ; Westfield, 1 ; Winchendon, 1 ; and 
Worcester, 11. It was reported that the 39 patients in Fall 
River, Haverhill, Holyoke, Lawrence, Lowell, Pepperell, 
Quincy, Rockland, Salem, Springfield, and Winchendon were 
separated from the rest of the inmates, and received special 
treatment and diet; that the Y4 patients in Boston (Long 
Island) were separated in part from the other inmates, and 
that part of them received special treatment and diet; that the 
2 in Warren were separated from the other inmates, but re- 
ceived no special treatment or diet; that the 2 in Marblehead 
and Amesbury were not separated, but received special treat- 
ment and diet; that the 1 in Westfield was not separated, 
received special treatment, but no special diet; that the 11 in 
Worcester were partly separated, and received special treatment 
and diet; and that the 10 in Framingham, Plymouth, South- 
bridge, and Taunton were not separated, and received no special 
treatment and diet. Almshouse officials are slowly but surely 
awakening to the danger of contagion from unwatched con- 
sumptive inmates, and are becoming persuaded of the absolute 
necessity of their segregation, and of the best treatment and 
care that can be procured for them. 

Yageants. 
During* the past six years the number of tramps or vagrants 
cared for in almshouses has steadily decreased from 34,564 in 
1901, to 3,127 during the last year. Two years ago 89 alms- 
houses cared for 15,491 vagrants; a year ago 61 almshouses 



10 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

cared for a total of 7,900 ; and during the last year 26 alms- 
houses cared for 3,127. This result appears to have been 
accomplished not only by new legislation, but by a closer super- 
vision and a stricter enforcement of law. So far as the alms- 
houses are concerned the old rounder has practically disappeared, 
and with few exceptions the vagrants now cared for seem to be 
really honest laborers looking for work. The Board's inspector 
reports that, in the course of his investigations, he has talked 
with a gTeat many tramps, sometimes meeting the same man at 
half a dozen different places, with a different name every time. 
They were not infrequently in league with domestic servants, 
who were always shifting from place to place, and not only 
helped them to food and clothing, but provided them with in- 
formation which would eventually open opportunities for petty 
thieving. Taking the class as a whole, they were a menace to 
the community and the almshouses are well rid of them. 

Farm and Eaem Products. 
In connection with the 197 almshouses are a total of over 19,- 
251 acres ; of these, during the past year, 1,790 were ploughed 
and 5,889 tilled. Among the towns having the largest acreage 
may be mentioned: Gardner, with 400 acres; Worcester, with 
378 acres; and Brookfield and !N'orth Adams, with 300 acres 
each. The greatest number of acres ploughed was 86, at Tyngs- 
borough; there may be added Milford and Haverhill, with 50 
acres each, and Attleborough and Long Island, with 40 acres 
each. At 155 almshouses milk was produced in larger or 
smaller quantities; at 174 almshouses vegetables of various 
kinds ; and in the remainder, hay, butter, eggs, and fruit. 

Almshouse Combinatioi^s. 
The Board has invariably recommended that, in the case of 
small to\^ais having not more than two or three paupers to pro- 
vide for, and preferring to maintain an almshouse rather than 
to care for these paupers in families, it is better to unite with 
other towns similarly situated, and maintain an almshouse in 
common. Such a combination generally results in better care 
and treatment of the inmates than can be readily accomplished 
in any other way. At present there are two combined alms- 



Part III.] ALMSHOUSES. 11 

houses, one at Huntington, whicli is maintained by Chester and 
Huntington in common; and one at Charlton, known as the 
Charlton Poor Farm Association, which provides for the poor 
of Auburn, Charlton, Holland, Holden, Leicester, Paxton, and 
Westminster. As shown in the reports, the almshouse at Charl- 
ton is not in a very satisfactory condition, the building being an 
ordinary farmhouse with a wing for the occupancy of the in- 
mates, and not well equipped for the purpose. If this almshouse 
were put in good order and properly equipped, or, still better, 
rebuilt, it might furnish an excellent example of a combined 
almshouse which could well be followed in several other lo- 
calities. 

Very recently the Overseers of the Poor at JSTorthampton 
asked the opinion of the Board regarding the advisability of 
legislation to provide for the establishment of an almshouse for 
the entire county of Hampshire, to be maintained by the County 
Commissioners, and to be known as the Hampshire County 
Almshouse Hospital. The Board replied as follows : ^^ The 
Board decidedly favors the plan of combining two or more town 
almshouses for the purpose of maintaining them in common, 
and has advocated this plan in successive Annual Reports, but 
whether an arrangement of this sort would be practicable for a 
city with the situation and surroundings of ^Northampton is 
open to serious question. However this may be, the Board is 
decidedly of the opinion that it woidd be inadvisable to establish 
by law an almshouse for the entire county of Hampshire. The 
county is too large for such a purpose, and the proposed alms- 
house would contain a greater number of inmates than it seems 
advisable to place under a single management, and, besides, a 
considerable proportion of them would be removed too far from 
their former homes and their relatives. Also, it is very much 
to be doubted whether the duty and responsibility of caring for 
town dependents should be removed from the hands of the local 
overseers and vested in the County Commissioners." 

Almshouse Pequieements. 
Since the removal of the insane from the local almshouses, 
under the act of the year 1902, it has become the sole purpose 
of an almshouse to provide for the old, infirm, and crippled. 



12 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

and to care for temporary cases of poverty, chiefly women with 
one or more children. For the most part the present inmates of 
almshouses are worthy poor people, to be suitably cared for. 

Almshouse buildings should be of brick, so far as possible, 
and not more than two and one-half stories in height, and prop- 
erly located, with reference both to distance from centres of 
population and to sanitary conditions. The quarters of the 
warden and matron should be in the centre of the house, with a 
wing on each side for inmates, each wing having a large piazza 
or piazzas, with awnings for cover. There should be a reading- 
room, one or more sitting-rooms, a smoking-room, a library, and 
abundant opportunity for out-door exercise. Dormitories are 
rarely advisable. Rooms containing two beds are generally 
preferable to single rooms, not only as being conducive to good 
morals, but as tending to encourage habits of mutual help in 
cases of sickness or distress. There should be ample clothes- 
presses and linen closets. Corridors should be of good width, 
and the doors of corridors and sleeping-rooms should have tran- 
soms. All rooms should be unpapered. The stairways should 
be wide, with risers not more than six inches in height, and 
should be provided with hand rails. Toilet-rooms and water- 
closets should be placed on every floor where there are sleeping- 
rooms. All plumbing should be open and well trapped, and the 
bath-tub and water-closet should not be trapped together, as is 
often the case. The bath-tub should not be trapped above the 
floor, as this brings the tub too high for old people to use it with 
comfort or safety, and the tubs should be set at least one foot 
from the wall. 

On the first floor should be sleeping-rooms for cripples and 
any other inmates unable to climb stairs. Structural provision 
should be made for the entire separation of the sexes, except at 
meals, at religious services, and, in some small almshouses, in 
the sitting-rooms. It is desirable that every part of the building 
should be equally heated, and in all but exceptional cases light- 
ing should be either by electricity or gas. Gas jets should be 
placed high enough to be out of the reach of inmates. As a 
matter of protection against fire, double stairways should be 
constructed in the centre of the building and at each end, for 
ready egress of the inmates. It is advisable, also, that a large 



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bell be hung near the centre of the house, with a rope reaching 
from attic to cellar, to give immediate warning in case of dis- 
covery of fire. The house should be so constructed as to provide 
for as much window ventilation as possible, and sbould be other- 
wise ventilated as well. 

A few of our almshouses fulfil all these requirements ; many 
more fulfil them in large measure. Every year, as the Annual 
Reports clearly show, advances the whole almshouse system 
towards this high standard. 



Here follow abstracts of the inspectors' reports. 
AcTOJ^. Population, 2,089. 

Inspected March 25, 1907. 

Warden, Moses Thompson; matron, Mrs. Thompson; salary, 
$375; served here twelve years. One assistant, a man, paid by 
town. Total annual cost, $2,000.97; net, $227.58. Wooden build- 
ing, without fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. No 
separate hospital accommodations. One sitting-room; seven sleep- 
ing-rooms, with seven beds. One bath-room, with hot and cold 
water. Weekly bathing required. One water-closet; two privies. 
Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. No separation of sexes. Three 
inmates ; two men and a woman. One man and the woman do light 
work. Ages: one between 60 and 70; one between 70 and 80; one 
between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. Two have relatives 
in town. Whole number of inmates during year, four. Kinety 
acres of land; five acres ploughed; thirty-five acres tilled. Chief 
products : milk, hay, and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Adams. Population, 12,486. 

Inspected June 29, 1907. 

Warden, Prank G. Warren; matron, Mrs. Warren; salary, $750; 
served here two years. Warden also has charge of town garbage 
collection, for the expense of which the town makes an allowance of 
$1,000. Two assistants, a man and a woman, paid by town. Total 
annual cost, $3,270.22; net, $2,637.96. Wooden building, without 
fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. No hospital accom- 
modations. One sitting-room, besides a detached smoking-room 
in an outbuilding; sixteen sleeping-rooms, with twent}^ beds. 
Three bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing re- 
quired. Four water-closets. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. 



14 STATE BOAKD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Complete separation of sexes, except at meals. Seventeen inmates; 
seven men and ten women. Two men do farm work; four women 
do light housework. Ages : one between 21 and 30 ; three between 
40 and 50; six between 50 and 60; two between 60 and 70; three 
between 70 and 80; one between 80 and 90; one between 90 and 
100. Sixteen inmates permanent; one temporary. Fourteen have 
relatives in town. Three women idiotic; one man epileptic; one 
woman blind. Whole number of inmates during year, forty-five. 
One hundred and sixty acres of land ; twelve acres ploughed ; twenty- 
five acres tilled. Chief products: milk and vegetables. Prescribed 
register kept. Recent improvements include some new furniture 
and new concrete walks. 



Agawam. Population, 2,795. 

Inspected September 14, 1907. 

Warden, Charles W. Thayer; matron, Mrs. Thayer; salary, $275; 
served here two and one-half years. No assistance. Total annual 
cost, $1,016.37; net, $358.12. Wooden building, without fire- 
escapes or other fire protection. ISTo separate hospital accommoda- 
tions. No sitting-room (dining-room used as sitting-room) ; five 
sleeping-rooms, with seven beds. No bath-room. Fortnightly bath- 
ing required. No water-closet; two privies. Heating by stoves. 
Lighting by oil. No separation of sexes. Four inmates ; three men 
and a woman. One man does chores. Ages : two between 60 and 
70; two between 70 and 80. All inmates permanent. One has 
relatives in town. One man and one woman cripples. Two men 
boarded by West Springfield. Whole number of inmates during 
year, seven. Twelve acres of land; four acres ploughed; ten acres 
tilled. Chief products: butter and vegetables. Prescribed register 
kept. 

Amesbury. Population, 8,840. 

Inspected January 15, 1907. 

Warden, Fred J. Hooper, served here two years; matron, Mrs. 
Hooper, served here eight years ; salary, $700. Warden also delivers 
fuel to outside poor, without extra compensation. Two assistants, 
women, paid by town. Total annual cost, $3,761.47 ; net, $3,140.02. 
Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having other fire protec- 
tion. No separate hospital accommodations. One sitting-room 
(used as a smoking-room) ; twenty-one sleeping-rooms, with thirty 
beds. Three bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing 
required. Three water-closets. Heating by hot water. Lighting by 
oil. Complete separation of sexes, except at meals. Twenty-one 
inmates; fifteen men and six women. Three men work around 
barn, one cares for men's sitting-room ; one woman does housework. 



Part m.] ALMSHOUSES. 15 

Ages: two between 21 and 30; one between 30 and 40; five between 
50 and 60; sis between 60 and 70; six between 70 and 80; one be- 
tween 90 and 100. All inmates permanent. Seventeen have rela- 
tives in town. One man insane; one man and one woman idiotic; 
two men and one woman cripples. Three boarders^ two men and a 
woman. One consumptive^ not separated from other inmates^ but 
having special treatment and diet. (This man died April 11;, 1907.) 
Whole number of inmates during year, twenty-nine. Sixty acres of 
land ; five acres ploughed ; twenty-five acres tilled. Chief products : 
milk, hay, and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Amherst. Population, 5,313. 

Inspected October 15, 1907. 

Warden, Carl AV. Hammond; matron, Mrs. Hammond; salary, 
$450; served here seven months. Two assistants, a man and a 
woman, paid by town. Total annual cost, $3,124.36 ; net, $1,308.22. 
Wooden building, without fire-escapes or other fire protection. Fo 
separate hospital accommodations. Two sitting-rooms; ten sleep- 
ing-rooms, with eleven beds. ISTo bath-room. Fortnightly bathing 
required. 'No water-closet ; five privies. Heating by stoves and hot 
air. Lighting by oil. Complete separation of sexes, except at meals. 
Three inmates ; a man and two women. Inmates do no work. Ages : 
one between 60 and 70 ; two between 70 and 80. All inmates per- 
manent. Two have relatives in town. One woman a cripple. Whole 
number of inmates during year, five. One hundred and seventy- 
five acres of land; seven acres ploughed; thirty-five acres tilled. 
Chief products: milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 
The Overseers of the Poor were notified again of the lack of fire 
protection. 

Andover. Population, 6,632. 

Inspected June 18, 1907. 

Warden, George L. Burnham; matron, Mrs. Burnham; salary, 
$800; served here fourteen years. Two assistants, a man and a 
woman, paid by town. Total annual cost, $5,042.13 ; net, $2,170.80. 
Brick building, with iron fire-escapes and other fire protection. Two 
beds set apart for hospital use. Two sitting-rooms and a sewing- 
room ; forty sleeping-rooms, with forty beds. Four bath-rooms, with 
hot and cold water. Weekly bathing required. Two water-closets ; 
three privies. Heating by steam. Lighting by electricity. Com- 
plete separation of sexes. Fourteen inmates; seven men and seven 
women. Three men and three women do light chores. Ages : three 
between 50 and 60; five between 60 and 70; six between 70 and 80. 
All inmates permanent. Twelve have relatives in town. Two men 
and two women idiotic. Whole number of inmates during year, 



16 STATE BOARD OF CHARITr. [P. D. 17. 

twent3^-one. Eighty acres of land ; seven acres ploughed ; forty acres 
tilled. Chief products: milk and vegetables. Prescribed register 
kept. 

Arlington. Population, 9,668. 

Inspected November 23, 1906. 

Warden, John B. Tay; matron, Mrs. Tay; salary, $360; served 
here seven years. One assistant, a man, paid by town. Total annual 
cost, $2,131.73; net, $1,657.95. Wooden building, with iron fire- 
escapes and other fire protection. No separate hospital "accommoda- 
tions. One sitting-room; thirteen sleeping-rooms, with thirteen 
beds. Two bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bath- 
ing required. Two water-closets ; one privy. Heating by hot water. 
Lighting by electricity. Four inmates; men, who do no work. 
Ages: one between 50 and 60; two between 60 and 70; one be- 
tween 70 and 80. All inmates permanent. N'one have relatives 
in town. One man idiotic; one man a cripple. One able-bodied 
inmate under 60 years of age. Whole number of inmates during 
year, five. Twenty-seven acres of land; a small garden tilled. 
Chief products: vegetables. Prescribed register kept. The atten- 
tion of the Overseers of the Poor having been called to the fact that 
certain able-bodied inmates of the almshouse fail to perform any 
labor, they replied that the matter would receive special considera- 
tion. On April 23, 1907, the Overseers of the Poor wrote that the 
town had recently voted to discontinue the almshouse, and had made 
arrangements to transfer the inmates to the almshouse at Somer- 
ville. 

AsHBURNHAM. Population, 1,851. 

Inspected January 22, 1907. 

Warden, William J. Eichardson; matron, Mrs. Eichardson; sal- 
ary, $420 ; served here six 5^ears. One assistant in summer, a man, 
paid by town. Total annual cost, $2,243.07 ; net, $720.30. Wooden 
building, without fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. No 
separate hospital accommodations. No sitting-room; twelve sleep- 
ing-rooms, with twelve beds. No bath-room. Weekly bathing re- 
quired. No water-closet ; three privies. Heating by stoves. Light- 
ing by oil. No separation of sexes. Five inmates; two men and 
three women. One man cares for pigs, saws wood, etc. ; two women 
do light housework. Ages : one between 30 and 40 ; two between 50 
and 60; two between 70 and 80. All inmates permanent. Four 
have relatives in to^\m. One woman idiotic; one woman a cripple. 
Whole number of inmates during year, five. Two hundred acres of 
land; twelve acres ploughed; seventy acres tilled. Chief products: 
milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. Some minor repairs 
recently made. 



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AsHBY. Population^ 865. 

Inspected March 22, 1907. 

Warden^ James P. Eichards; matron^ Mrs. Eichards; salary, 
$300; served here three years. One assistant, a man, paid by town. 
Total annual cost, $1,319.19 ; net, $129.93. Wooden building, with- 
out fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. ITo separate hos- 
pital accommodations. No sitting-rooms; twelve sleeping-rooms, 
with eight beds. Ko bath-room. Weekly bathing required. ISTo 
water-closet; two privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. 
Two inmates; a man and a woman. Inmates do no work. Ages: 
one between 40 and 50 ; one between 80 and 90. Both inmates per- 
manent. One has relatives in town. The woman idiotic and a 
cripple. Whole number of inmates during year, two. One hundred 
and seventy-five acres of land; nine acres ploughed; forty acres 
tilled. Chief products: milk and vegetables. Prescribed register 
kept. 

AsHFiELD. Population, 959. 

Inspected September 18, 1907. 

Warden, Wallace Ward; matron, Mrs. Ward; salary, $300; served 
here eight years. 'No assistance. Total annual cost, $1,358.05; net, 
$587.41. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having other 
fire protection. No separate hospital accommodations. No sitting- 
room ; eight sleeping-rooms, with six beds. N"© bath-room. Weekly 
bathing required. No water-closet; one privy. Heating by stoves. 
Lighting by oil. One inmate, a man, permanent, between 40 and 
50 years of age, has relatives in town, works on farm, idiotic. Whole 
number of inmates during year, two. One hundred and twenty 
acres of land; two and one-half acres ploughed; seventeen acres 
tilled. Chief products: milk and vegetables. Prescribed register 
kept. 

Ashland. Population, 1,597. 

Inspected November 27, 1906. 

Warden, John A. Simpson; matron, Mrs. Simpson; salary, $500; 
served here eight months. Two assistants, a man and a woman, paid 
by town. Total annual cost, $5,353.59; net, $2,895.32. Wooden 
building, without fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. No 
separate hospital accommodations. One sitting-room; also a work- 
shop used as a smoking-room ; thirteen sleeping-rooms, with thirteen 
beds. One bath-room, with cold water only. Weekly bathing re- 
quired. No water-closet ; three privies. Heating by steam. Light- 
ing by oil. Seven inmates ; men. Six do general work. Ages : 
three between 50 and 60 ; two between 60 and 70 ; two between 70 
and 80. All inmates permanent. Three have relatives in town. 



18 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Two men idiotic; one man blind. Whole number of inmates dur- 
ing year, ten. One hundred and seventeen acres of land ; ten acres 
ploughed ; sixt}^ acres tilled. Chief products : milk and vegetables. 
Eepairs and improvements during the year include the completion 
of the new heating system, draining of the cellar, providing running 
water for cattle, a new hen-house, an ice pond, and repairs on barn. 
Register not kept at time of visit, but procured and kept soon 
afterwards. 

Athol. Population, 7,197. 

Inspected May 14, 1907. 

Warden, Arthur W. Farrington ; matron, Mrs. Farrington ; salary, 
$600 ; served here one year. One assistant, a woman, paid by town. 
Total annual cost, $1,899.59; net, $1,237.42. Wooden building, 
with iron fire-escapes, but having no other fire protection. 'No 
separate hospital accommodations. One sitting-room; thirteen 
sleeping-rooms, with fourteen beds. One bath-room, with cold water 
only. Fortnightly bathing required. Two water-closets ; one privy. 
Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. Sexes separated at night only. 
Thirteen inmates; seven men and six women. Two men and two 
women do light chores. Ages : one between 40 and 50 ; one between 
50 and 60; two between 60 and 70; six between 70 and 80; three 
between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. Nine have relatives 
in town. One man idiotic ; one woman epileptic ; one man a cripple. 
Whole number of inmates during year, seventeen. One hundred 
and fifty acres of land ; four acres ploughed ; thirty-five acres tilled. 
Chief products : milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. In- 
terior of building recently painted. All wooden bedsteads replaced 
by iron ones. 

Attleborough. Population, 12,702. 

Inspected January 4, 1907. 

Warden, Nelson Hagar; matron, Mrs. Hagar; salary, $500; 
served here three years. One assistant, a man, paid by town. Total 
annual cost, $3,169.08; net, $2,237.33. Wooden building, without 
fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. No separate hospital 
accommodations. Two sitting-rooms ; eighteen sleeping-rooms, with 
ten beds. Two bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bath- 
ing required. Two water-closets; one privy. Heating by steam. 
Lighting by oil. Complete separation of sexes, except at meals. 
Eight inmates; seven men and one woman. Two men drive team 
and do other work, two do light chores. Ages : one between 50 and 
60 ; one between 60 and 70 ; three between 70 and 80 ; two between 
80 and 90 ; one between 90 and 100. All inmates permanent. All 
have relatives in town. One man blind. One able-bodied man 



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under 60 years of age. One man a boarder. Whole number of in- 
mates during year, twenty-five. Two tramps during year, separated 
from other inmates, lodged, fed, not required to work. No tramps 
since August, 1906. One hundred and nine acres of land; forty 
acres ploughed ; fifty acres tilled. Chief products : milk and vege- 
tables. Prescribed register kept. Eecent improvements include 
interior repairs and a new building for fire hose and engine. 

AuBURisT. Population, 2,006. 

(See Charlton.) 

Ayer. Population, 2,386. 

Inspected February 13, 1907. 

Warden, William J. Delano; matron, Mrs. Delano; salary, $500; 
served here eight years. Warden also works on town roads, without 
extra compensation. One assistant in summer, a man, paid by town. 
Total annual cost, $2,109.34; net, $101.96. Wooden building, with- 
out fire-escapes or other fire protection. 'Ro separate hospital ac- 
commodations. N'o sitting-room; fourteen sleeping-rooms, with 
seven beds. One bath-room, with hot and cold water. Weekly 
bathing required. No water-closet ; two privies. Heating by steam. 
Lighting by oil. Four inmates; men. Three do general farm and 
house work. Ages : two between 21 and 30 ; one between 30 and 40 ; 
one between 50 and 60. All inmates permanent. One has relatives 
in town. Two men idiotic; two men cripples. Whole number of 
inmates during year, five. Sixty acres of land ; five acres ploughed ; 
thirty acres tilled. Chief products : milk, hay, and vegetables. Pre- 
scribed register kept. 

Barnstable. Population, 4,336. ■ 

Inspected July 11, 1907. 

Warden, Alexander B. Chase ; matron, Mrs. Chase ; salary, $400 ; 
served here three weeks. 'No assistance. Total annual cost, 
$1,733.81; net, $1,612.15. Wooden buildmg, without fire-escapes, 
but havmg other fire protection. N"o separate hospital accommoda- 
tions. One sitting-room ; fourteen sleeping-rooms, with sixteen beds. 
One bath-room, without direct supply of water. Weekly bathing not 
required. No water-closet; four privies. Heating by stoves. Light- 
ing by oil. Sexes separated at night only. ISTine inmates ; two men 
and seven women. One man and three women do light chores. 
Ages : one between 40 and 50 ; three between 50 and 60 ; two between 
60 and 70; one between 70 and 80; two between 80 and 90. All 
inmates permanent. Seven have relatives in town. Two men and 
five women idiotic. AAHiole number of inmates during year, twelve. 



20 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Sixteen acres of land ; two acres ploughed ; nine acres tilled. Chief 
products: milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. The 
Overseers of the Poor were notified of the need of repairing the 
bath-tub and putting the fire extinguishers in order, and they re- 
plied later that both these matters had been attended to. 

Barre. Population, 2,558. 

Inspected May 21, 1907. 

Warden, Edward A. Ackerman; matron, Mrs. Ackerman; sal- 
ar}', $475; served here two years. Two assistants, a man and a 
woman, paid by town. Total annual cost, $2,854.96 ; net, $1,015.23. 
Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having other fire protec- 
tion. 1^0 separate hospital accommodations. One sitting-room; 
twenty-eight sleeping-rooms, with ten beds. One bath-room, with 
hot and cold water. Weekly bathing required. 'No water-closet; 
four privies. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. Complete sep- 
aration of sexes. Eight inmates ; one man and seven women. The 
man does light chores; two women help in house. Ages: two be- 
tween 60 and 70 ; three between 70 and 80 ; three between 80 and 90. 
All inmates permanent. Seven have relatives in town. Two women 
cripples ; one woman blind. A^Tiole number of inmates during year, 
ten. Two hundred acres of land; nine acres ploughed; fifty-five 
acres tilled. Chief products : milk. Prescribed register kept. 

Bedford. Population, 1,208. 

Inspected January 1, 1907. 

Warden, William Thompson; matron, Mrs. Thompson; salary, 
$500 ; served here seven years. Two assistants, a man and a woman, 
paid by town. Total annual cost, $2,767.80 ; net, $762.36. Wooden 
building, without fire-escapes or other fire protection. No separate 
hospital accommodations. No sitting-room (dining-room used as 
sitting-room) ; ten sleeping-rooms, with eleven beds. No bath- 
room. Weekly bathing required. No water-closet; three privies. 
Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. Sexes separated at night only. 
Pour inmates; three men and one woman. One man cares for 
dining-room and does light chores. Ages : two between 50 and 60 ; 
two between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. None have rela- 
tives in town. One woman idiotic ; one man a cripple. Whole num- 
ber of inmates during year, four. Seventy-five acres of land ; eleven 
acres ploughed ; fifty acres tilled. Chief products : milk and vege- 
tables. Prescribed register kept. House recently painted inside 
and out. 



Part m.] ALMSHOUSES. 21 

Belchertown. Population^ 2^088. 

Inspected May 23, 1907. 

Warden^ Benjamin Freeman; matron^ Mrs. Freeman; salary, 
$450; served here three and one-half years. Warden also drives 
town hearse, without extra compensation. Two assistants, a man, 
and a woman when necessary, paid by town. Total annual cost, 
$2,248.91; net, $79.34. AYooden building, without fire-escapes or 
other fire protection. 'No separate hospital accommodations. One 
sitting-room (used as a smoking-room) ; fourteen sleeping-rooms, 
with fourteen beds. One bath-room, with cold water only. Weekly 
bathing required. No water-closet ; four privies. Heating by stoves. 
Lighting by oil. Sexes separated at night only. Five inmates ; four 
men and one woman. One man does chores ; the woman does table 
service. Ages: one between 21 and 30; one between 70 and 80; 
three between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. None have rela- 
tives in town. One man idiotic ; one man a cripple. Whole number 
of inmates during year, seven. Five hundred acres of land; twelve 
acres ploughed ; one hundred and fifty acres tilled. Chief products : 
cream and hay. The Overseers of the Poor having been notified of 
the need of repairs in the bath-room pipes, and of the importance of 
providing a more economical system of heating, they replied that 
the repairs would be attended to immediately, and that the matter 
of improved heating would be taken into consideration. 

Second visit, October 16, 1907. 

N'othing done about repairs in bath-room or improved system of 
heating. 

Bellingham. Population, 1,686. 

Inspected April 12, 1907. 

Warden, Emery B. Whiting; matron, Mrs. Whiting; salary, $400 ; 
served here six years. Warden also drives school barge, without 
extra compensation. Two assistants, men, paid by town. Total 
annual cost, $2,955.53; net, $894.51. Wooden building, without 
fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. ^NTo separate hospital 
accommodations. N'o sitting-room (dining-room used as sitting- 
room) ; nine sleeping-rooms, with nine beds. One bath-room, 
without direct supply of water. Weekly bathing required. No 
water-closet ; two privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. N"o 
separation of sexes. Five inmates ; two men and three women. Two 
women do general housework. Ages : one between 40 and" 50 ; two 
between 50 and 60 ; one between 70 and 80 ; one between 80 and 90. 
All inmates permanent. Two have relatives in town. Two women 
idiotic. Whole number of inmates during year, seven. Two hun- 



22 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

dred and eighteen acres of land ; thirty acres ploughed ; thirty acres 
tilled. Chief products: milk and vegetables. Prescribed register 
kept. Repairs in progress. 

Berkley. Population, 931. 

Inspected August 6, 1907. 

Warden, Frank S. Brightman ; matron, Mrs. Brightman. Warden 
pays $100 for use of farm, and cares for inmates at a fixed rate per 
week. Served here sixteen years, l^o assistance. Wooden build- 
ing, without fire-escapes or other fire protection. IsTo separate hos- 
pital accommodations. No sitting-room ; four sleeping-rooms, with 
four beds. No bath-room. 'No water-closet; two privies. Heating 
by stoves. Lighting by oil. No inmates. One hundred acres of 
land ; four acres ploughed ; thirty-three acres tilled. Chief products : 
milk and vegetables. 

Beverly. Population, 15,223. 

Inspected February 7, 1907. 

Warden, Walter Farnum; salary, $600; served here eleven years; 
matron, Mrs. Elmira Waite; salary, $300 ; served here seven months. 
Four assistants, women, paid by city. Total annual cost, $5,476.65; 
net, $3,738.18. Three wooden buildings, connected by corridors 
and bridges, with iron fire-escapes and other fire protection. Six 
rooms and a ward, and also a diet kitchen, for hospital use. One 
sitting-room, used as a smoking-room (women use corridors for 
sitting-rooms) ; thirty sleeping-rooms, with thirty-nine beds. Four 
bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing required. 
Eight water-closets; two privies. Heating by steam. Lighting by 
electricity. Complete separation of sexes. Thirty-two inmates; 
nineteen men and thirteen women. One man tends steam boiler, 
one drives team, three do chores; two women do general work and 
two light chores. Ages : three between 30 and 40 ; six between 40 
and 50; five between 50 and 60; four between 60 and 70; seven be- 
tween 70 and 80; four between 80 and 90; three between 90 and 
100. Thirty inmates permanent; two temporary. Eighteen have 
relatives in city. One man idiotic; one man and one woman crip- 
ples ; one man blind ; one man blind and a cripple ; one man epileptic 
and idiotic. One able-bodied inmate, a man, under 60 years of age. 
Two boarders, a man and a woman. One nurse employed. Whole 
number of inmates during year, forty-nine. Twenty-five acres of 
land; two acres ploughed; eighteen acres tilled. Chief products: 
milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. A separate build- 
ing for the use of the warden and employees has recently been 
erected, at a cost of about $6,500, and the hospital quarters have 



Part III.] ALMSHOUSES. 23 

been removed from the upper to the lower floor. The bridge con- 
necting the hospital quarters with the main building will be fitted 
up for use by the sick in good weather. Total cost of improvements 
during year, about $7,000. 

BiLLERiCA. Population, 2,843. 

Inspected March 17, 1907. 

Warden, Henry A. Tolman; matron, Mrs. Tolman; salary, $450; 
served here two years. One assistant, a man, paid by town. Total 
annual cost, $2,385.88; net, $695.97. Wooden building, without 
fire-escapes or other fire protection; also a small outbuilding for 
men. No separate hospital accommodations. No sitting-room 
(women use dining-room for sitting-room) ; nine sleeping-rooms, 
with ten beds. ISTo bath-room. Weekly bathing required. No 
water-closet; two privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. 
Sexes separated at night only. Four inmates; one man and three 
women. Inmates do no work. Ages : two between 50 and 60 ; two 
between 70 and 80. All inmates permanent. Two h^ve relatives 
in town. One man blind and a cripple. Whole number of inmates 
during year, six. One hundred acres of land; eighteen acres 
ploughed ; forty-five acres tilled. Chief products : milk and vege- 
tables. Prescribed register kept. 

Blackstone. Population, 5,786. , 

Inspected June 4, 1907. 

Warden, James Hanley; matron, Mrs. Hanley; salary, $450; 
served here three years. No assistance. Total annual cost, 
$2,865.23; net, $1,894.20. Wooden building, with iron fire-escapes 
and other fire protection. No separate hospital accommodations. 
Two sitting-rooms; twenty-four sleeping-rooms, with twent}"-two 
beds. One bath-room, with hot and cold water. Monthly bathing 
required. One water-closet ; two privies. Heating by steam. Light- 
ing by oil and candles. Complete separation of sexes, except at 
meals. Fourteen inmates; six men and eight women. Four men 
work on farm and one in house; one woman does light kitchen 
work. Ages : one between 40 and 50 ; two between 50 and 60 ; eight 
between 60 and 70 ; two between 70 and 80 ; one between 80 and 90. 
Thirteen inmates permanent; one temporary. Ten have relatives 
in town. One woman idiotic; one woman epileptic; two men and 
two women cripples. Whole number of inmates during year, 
twenty. One hundred and three acres of land ; five acres ploughed ; 
forty acres tilled. Chief products: butter and vegetables. Pre- 
scribed register kept. 



24 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Boston. Population, 595,380. 
Long Island. 

Inspected September 26, 1907. 

"Warden, James F. English; salary, $2,500; served here three 
years; resident ph3^sician, George Holmes, M.D. ; salary, $1,200; 
served here four months; matron, Ella W. Constantine; salary, 
$600; served here eight years. Seventy-five assistants, forty-six 
men and twenty-nine women, paid by city. Total annual cost, 
$170,783.10; net, $164726.45. Brick building, with iron fire- 
escapes and other fire protection; building of wood and cement, 
brick hospital building; brick building for consumptives; brick 
building for laundry and power house; wooden building for nurses; 
all without fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. One build- 
ing for separate hospital use. Five sitting-rooms and a smoking- 
room ; one hundred and thirty-three sleeping-rooms, nineteen wards, 
with one thousand and seventeen beds. Twelve bath-rooms, with 
thirty tubs and seven shower-baths with hot and cold water. 
Weekly bathing required. Sixty-one water-closets. Heating by 
steam. Lighting by electricity. Complete separation of sexes. 
Seven hundred and fifty-one inmates; three hundred and seventy- 
two men, three hundred and fifty-six women, eleven boys, and 
twelve girls. Seventy-five men do light chores; eighty women do 
light work and thirty sew. Ages : nine imder 2 ; six between 2 and 
5; five between 5 and 15; three between 15 and 21; twenty-eight 
between 21 and 30; sixty-eight between 30 and 40; one hundred 
and thirteen between 40 and 50; one hundred and seventy-nine 
between 50 and 60; one hundred and eighty-two between 60 and 70; 
one hundred and thirteen between 70 and 80 ; forty-two between 80 
and 90; three between 90 and 100. Five hundred and fifty in- 
mates permanent; two hundred and one temporary. Six hundred 
have relatives in city. Two men and one woman idiotic; two men 
epileptic; forty-seven men and fifty-three women cripples; eleven 
men and six women blind; four women epileptic and cripples. 
ISTinety-four consumptives, sixty-nine men and twenty-five women; 
fifty-four being separated from other inmates, and all receiving 
special diet and treatment. Fifty-nine nurses employed; fifty men 
and nine women. Whole number of inmates during year, one 
thousand four hundred and thirty-eight. One hundred and sixty- 
seven acres of land; forty acres ploughed; one hundred and thirty 
acres tilled. Chief products: milk and vegetables. Prescribed 
register kept. Recent improvements include the building of a large 
piazza the entire length of the hospital, the laying of concrete 
walks, the renovation of one of the dining-rooms, and the enlarge- 
ment of the pantry. 



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Charlestown. 

Inspected February 26, 1907. 

Matron^ Sarah G. Weeden ; salary, $1,200 ; served here nine years. 
N'ine assistants, five men and four women, paid by city. Brick 
building, with iron fire-escapes and other fire protection. Two 
rooms for separate hospital use. Two sitting-rooms and a sewing- 
room ; fifteen sleeping-rooms and two dormitories, with one hundred 
and forty beds. Five bath-rooms, having eight tubs and a shower- 
bath with hot. and cold water. Weekly bathing required. Twelve 
water-closets. Heating by steam. Lighting by electricity. Com- 
plete separation of sexes, except that the sitting-room is used in 
common. One hundred and twenty inmates ; fifty-one men and 
sixty-nine women. Forty-three men and fifty-five women do gen- 
eral work. Ages : thirteen between 30 and 40 ; twenty-six between 
40 and 50; thirty-five between 50 and 60; twenty-seven between 
60 and 70; fourteen between 70 and 80; three between 80 and 90; 
two between 90 and 100. All inmates permanent. Eighty-one 
have relatives in city. Four women insane; two men and four 
women cripples; one man and three women blind. Four boarders, 
three men and a woman. One nurse employed. Whole number of 
inmates during year, two hundred and thirty-eight. Two acres of 
land; one and one-half acres ploughed; one and one-half acres 
tilled. Chief products : vegetables. Prescribed register kept. Some 
minor repairs have been made. 

BoxFOED. Population, 665. 

Inspected June 19, 1907. 

Warden, Edgar E. Stanyan; matron, Mrs. Stanyan; salary, $500; 
served here eight months. One assistant in summer, a man, paid 
by to^vn. Total annual cost, $2,274.16; net, $1,245.63. Wooden 
building, without fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. N'o 
separate hospital accommodations. One sitting-room (used as a 
smoking-room) ; sixteen sleeping-rooms, with ten beds. One bath- 
room, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing required. One 
water-closet; two privies. Heating by hot water. Lighting by oil. 
Five inmates ; men. Inmates do no work. Ages : one between 30 
and 40; two between 70 and 80; two between 80 and 90. All in- 
mates permanent. Four have relatives in town. One man a cripple. 
Whole number of inmates during year, six. One hundred acres of 
land ; nine acres ploughed ; thirty-nine acres tilled. Chief products : 
milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. The Overseers of 
the Poor were notified of the insufficient and unsatisfactory water 
supply, and they replied at once that the matter would receive 
immediate attention, and reported later that a good supply of 
water had been provided. 



26 STATE BOAKD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



BoYLSTON. Population, 649. 

Inspected October 14, 1907. 

Warden, Samuel C. Butteriield ; matron, Mrs. Butterfield ; salary, 
$375; served here seven months. No assistance. Total annual 
cost, $2,314.66; net, $214.18. Wooden building, without fire- 
escapes or other fire protection. No separate hospital accommoda- 
tions. No sitting-room; nine sleeping-rooms, with three beds. No 
bath-room. Fortnightly bathing required. No water-closet; two 
privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. One inmate, a man, 
between 30 and 40 years of age, does some work, idiotic, permanent, 
has no relatives in town. Whole number of inmates during year, 
two. Sixty acres of land; seven acres ploughed; thirty-five acres 
tilled. Chief products: milk and vegetables. Prescribed register 
kept. 

Beaintree. Population, 6,879. 

Inspected October 5, 1907. 

Warden, N. Allen Penniman; matron, Mrs. Penniman; salary, 
$500; served here five and one-half years. One assistant, a 
woman, paid by town. Total annual cost, $2,341.95; net, $1,986.17. 
Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having other fire pro- 
tection. No separate hospital accommodations. One sitting-room 
(used as a smoking-room) ; twenty-one sleeping-rooms, with seven- 
teen beds. Two bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly 
bathing required. Two water-closets; two privies. Heating by 
steam. Lighting by electricity. Complete separation of sexes, ex- 
cept at meals. Thirteen inmates ; five men, three women, two boys, 
and three girls. One man works around barn; one woman does 
housework. Ages : one between 2 and 5 ; four between 5 and 15 ; 
one between 40 and 50; two between 50 and 60; three between 70 
and 80; two between 80 and 90. Eight inmates permanent; five 
temporary. Four have relatives in town. One man and one woman 
idiotic. One man a boarder. Whole number of inmates during 
year, seventeen. Seven acres of land; three acres ploughed; five 
acres tilled. Chief products: milk and vegetables. Prescribed 
register kept. 

Bridgewater. Population, 6,754. 

Inspected February 18, 1907. 

Warden, Neil J. Leering; matron, Mrs. Leering; salary, $400; 
served here five years. No assistance. Total annual cost, $1,526.43 ; 
net, $1,330.99. Wooden building, with wooden fire-escapes and 
other fire protection. No separate hospital accommodations. No 
sitting-room; seven sleeping-rooms, with twelve beds. One bath- 



Part III.] ALMSHOUSES. 27 

room, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathmg required. No 
water-closet; two privies. Heating by hot air. Lighting by oil. 
Sexes separated at night only. Six inmates; two men and four 
women. All inmates do light work. Ages: one between 21 and 
30 ; four between 60 and 70 ; one between 70 and 80. All inmates 
permanent. Two have relatives in town. One woman insane; one 
woman idiotic; one woman epileptic. Whole number of inmates 
during year, nine. One hundred and four acres of land ; four acres 
ploughed ; twelve acres tilled. Chief products : milk and vegetables. 
Prescribed register kept. Interior of almshouse recently painted 
and re-papered throughou.t. 

Brimfield. Population, 894. 

Inspected June 12, 1907. 

Warden, William E. Gilbert; matron, Mrs. Gilbert. Warden 
hires the farm for $10 a month, and cares for all inmates at $2.50 
per week each. Served here seven years, l^o assistance. Total 
annual cost, $289.84; net, $289.84. Wooden building without fire- 
escapes or other fire protection. No separate hospital accommoda- 
tions. 'No sitting-room; fifteen sleeping-rooms, with fifteen beds. 
No bath-room. No water-closet; five privies. Heating by stoves 
and hot air. Lighting by oil. No inmates since last December. 
Whole number of inmates during year, four. Two hundred acres 
of land; six acres ploughed; twenty-six acres tilled. Chief prod- 
ucts : vegetables. 

Brockton". Population, 47,794. 

Inspected October 4, 1907. 

Warden, William T. Brown ; matron, Mrs. Brown ; salary, $1,400 ; 
served here two and one-half years. Warden also has charge of 
city store and city garbage collection, without extra compensation. 
Eight assistants, five men and three women, besides nine men in 
garbage department, all paid by city. Total annual cost, '$11,666.62 ; 
net, $5,038.84. AVooden building, with iron fire-escapes and other 
fire protection. No separate hospital accommodations. Two sit- 
ting-rooms (one used as a smoking-room, the other as a sewing- 
room) ; twenty-four sleeping-rooms and two dormitories, with 
fifty-five beds. Three bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly 
bathing required. Four water-closets; one privy. Heating by 
steam. Lighting by electricity. Complete separation of sexes, ex- 
cept at meals. Forty inmates; twenty-seven men and thirteen 
women. Eleven men and eight women do more or less work. 
Ages : one between 21 and 30 ; three between 30 and 40 ; six between 
40 and 50 ; four between 50 and 60 ; ten between 60 and 70 ; twelve 
between 70 and 80; four between 80 and 90. Seventeen inmates 



28 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

permanent ; twenty-three temporary. Thirty have relatives in city. 
Seven women idiotic; four men and fonr women cripples. Four 
able-bodied inmates^ men, under 60 years of age. Whole number 
of inmates during year, eighty-four. One hundred and seven acres 
of land ; sixteen acres ploughed ; thirty acres tilled. Chief products : 
milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. Eecent repairs and 
improvements at a total expense of $3,000, include a new boiler 
house and steam boiler. 

Beookfield. Population, 2,388. 

Inspected June 14, 1907. 

Warden, Frank E. Oxton; matron, Mrs. Oxton; salary, $500; 
served here three months. One assistant, a man, paid by town. 
Total annual cost, $2,278.95 ; net, $886.20. Wooden building, with- 
out fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. 'No separate hos- 
pital accommodations. One sitting-room ;' fourteen sleeping-rooms, 
with thirteen beds. One bath-room, with hot and cold water. 
Weekly bathing not required. Two water-closets; two privies. 
Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. No separation of sexes. Six 
inmates ; four men and two women. One man saws wood, one cares 
for garden, one for hens; one woman takes care of sleeping-rooms. 
Ages: one between 40 and 50; two between 60 and 70; two between 
70 and 80; one between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. One 
has relatives in town. One woman idiotic. "^Tiole number of in- 
mates during year, nine. Three hundred acres of land ; twelve acres 
ploughed; sixty acres tilled. Chief products: milk and vegetables. 
Prescribed register kept. Overseers of the Poor were notified of 
the fact that both water-closets were out of order, and that regular 
bathing is not required. They replied, July 26, that the closets 
had been repaired, and that a system of weekly bathing had been 
established. 

Beookline. Population, 23,436. 

Inspected July 5, 1907. 

Warden, Willis W. Estes; matron, Mrs. Estes; salary, $500; 
served here eight years. Warden also supervises the town hospital, 
at an additional salary of $500. One assistant, a woman, paid by 
town. Total annual cost, $2,347.35 ; net, $2,346.05. Wooden build- 
ing, without fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. No sep- 
arate hospital accommodations. Two sitting-rooms; eight sleeping- 
rooms, with fourteen beds. Three bath-rooms, with hot and cold 
water. Weekly bathing required. Three water-closets; one privy. 
Heating by hot water. Lighting by gas. Complete separation of 
sexes. Five inmates; three men and two women. One man works 
around barn. Ages: one between 50 and 60; one between 60 and 



Part III.] ALMSHOUSES. 29 

70 ; three between 70 and 80. All inmates permanent. Three have 
relatives in town. One man a cripple. Whole number of inmates 
diiring year^ ten. Ten acres of land ; a small garden tilled. Chief 
products : vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

BucKLAND. Population^ 1^500. 

Inspected May 15, 1907. 

Warden^ Thomas Turner; matron, Mrs. Turner; salary/ $350; 
served here two years. Warden also works on town roads, without 
extra compensation. No assistance. Total annual cost, $857.83; 
excess of receipts over expenditures, $217.92. Wooden building, 
without fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. No separate 
hospital accommodations. 'No sitting-room ; sixteen sleeping-rooms, 
with nine beds. Two bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly 
bathing required. Two water-closets. Heating by hot water. Light- 
ing by oil. Sexes separated at night only. Two inmates; a man 
and a woman. Inmates do no work. Ages: one between 70 and 
80; one between 80 and 90. Both inm-ates permanent. Neither 
has relatives in town. Whole number of inmates during year, two. 
Porty acres of land; seven acres ploughed; fourteen acres tilled. 
Chief products : vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Burlington. Population, 588. 
Almshouse closed. 

Cambridge. Population, 97,434. 

Inspected October 7, 1907. 

Warden, Charles E. Goodrow; matron, Mrs. Goodrow; salary, 
$1,500; served here four and one-half years. Warden also 
has charge of city garbage collection and of supplies for out- 
door poor, without extra compensation. Seventeen assistants, ten 
men and seven women, besides forty-three men in garbage de- 
partment, all paid by city. Total annual cost, $26,135.31; net, 
$19,421.53. ^one building, with iron fire-escapes and other fire 
protection; also one-story hospital building of wood and two-story 
brick building for storage. One building for separate hospital use. 
Three sitting-rooms, besides a sewing-room and a smoking-room; 
thirty-one sleeping-rooms, with one hundred and thirty-one beds. 
Four bath-rooms and three shower-baths, with hot and cold water. 
Weekly bathing required. Ten water-closets. Heating by steam. 
Lighting by gas and electricity. Complete separation of sexes. One 
hundred and eight inmates; fifty-five men, fifty-one women, one 
boy, and one girl. Four men and three women do light chores. 
Ages: two under 2; two between 21 and 30; three between 30 and 



30 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

40; seven between 40 and 50; twenty-two between 50 and 60; 
tliirty-four between 60 and 70; twenty-eight between 70 and 80; 
nine between 80 and 90; one between 90 and 100. One hundred 
and one inmates permanent; seven temporary. Fifty-four have 
relatives in city. One man and one woman idiotic ; two men and two 
women epileptic; three men and two women cripples; one woman 
blind. Three men and seven women boarders. Four nurses em- 
ployed; one man and three women. Whole number of inmates 
during year, one hundred and forty-eight. Twenty-three acres of 
land ; twelve acres ploughed ; eighteen acres tilled. Chief products : 
vegetables. Prescribed register kept. Repairs and improvements, 
at a cost of $675, have been made during the year. 

Canton. Population, 4,702. 

Inspected March 26, 1907. 

Warden, Albert F. Re3niolds; served here seven years; matron, 
Mrs. Reynolds; served here three years; salary, $500. No assist- 
ance. Total annual cost, $3,790.27; net, $2,341.64. Wooden build- 
ing, with iron fire-escapes and other fire protection. One /oom, 
with three beds, for separate hospital use. One sitting-room, for 
men only; nineteen sleeping-rooms, with twenty-three beds. Three 
bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing required. 
Three water-closets; one privy. Heating by steam. Lighting by 
electricity. Complete separation of sexes. Fourteen inmates; ten 
men and four women. Two men and one woman do light work. 
Ages : one between 30 and 40 ; two between 40 and 50 ; four between 
50 and 60; three between 70 and 80; four between 80 and 90. 
Thirteen inmates permanent; one temporary. Eight have relatives 
in town. Two men idiotic ; two men cripples. One inmate, a man, 
boarded by N'orwood; one man by Westford; two men and one 
woman by Walpole; and one private boarder, a woman, all at $3 
per week each. Whole number of inmates during year, twenty. 
Twelve acres of land; four acres ploughed; six acres tilled. Chief 
products : butter and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. Electric 
lighting plant recently introduced, at an expense of $200. 

Carlisle. Population, 523. 

Inspected January 1, 1907. 

Warden, Eugene S. Dodge; matron, Mrs. Dodge; salary, $450; 
served here three years. One assistant, a man, paid by town. Total 
annual cost, $2,147.82; net, $381.21. Wooden building, without 
fire-escapes or other fire protection. 'No separate hospital accom- 
modations. ISTo sitting-room (dining-room used as sitting-room) ; 
nine sleeping-rooms, with four beds. One bath-room, with cold 



Part III.] ALMSHOUSES. 31 

water only. Weekly bathing required. No water-closet ; two privies. 
Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. N"o separation of sexes. Three 
inmates; two men and one woman. One man works aronnd barn; 
the woman does a little housework. Ages: two between 60 and 70; 
one between 70 and 80. All inmates permanent. Two have rela- 
tives in town. One woman idiotic; one man a cripple. Whole 
number of inmates during year, three. One hundred and fifty acres 
of land; twelve acres ploughed; one hundred acres tilled. Chief 
products : milk, hay, and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. Ee- 
cent improvements, at an expense of about $200, include new hard- 
wood floors and a bath-tub. 



Carver. Population, 1,410. 

Inspected July 6, 1907, 

Matron, Celia Bradford; salary, $4.50 a week; served here five 
years. 'No assistance. Total annual cost, $483.17; net, $481.67. 
Wooden building, without fire-escapes or other fire protection. No 
separate hospital accommodations. One sitting-room; four sleep- 
ing-rooms, with five beds. No bath-room. Weekly bathing not re- 
quired. No water-closet; one privy. Heating by stoves. Lighting 
by oil. One permanent inmate, a woman, between 80 and 90 years 
of age, a cripple, does no work, has relatives in town. Whole num- 
ber of inmates during year, two. Two acres of land ; none ploughed ; 
none tilled. Prescribed register kept. The interior of the building 
has been recently renovated. 

Charlton. Population, 2,089. 

Inspected March 28, 1907. 

This almshouse is managed by an association, known as the 
Charlton Almshouse Association, and is used in common by the 
towns of Auburn, Charlton, Holland, Holden, Leicester, Paxton, 
and Westminster. Warden, Aaron L. Potter ; matron, Mrs. Potter ; 
salary, $600; served here one year. Two assistants, a man and a 
woman, paid by town. Total annual cost, $3,225; net, $1,631.12, of 
which Auburn paid $138.88; Charlton, $183.01; Holland, $138.88; 
Leicester, $892.60 ; Paxton, $277.75. Wooden building, with wooden 
fire-escapes and other fire protection. No separate hospital accom- 
modations. One sitting-room, for men only; fourteen sleeping- 
rooms, with seventeen beds. One bath-room, with hot and cold 
water. Weekly bathing required. Four water-closets. Heating by 
steam. Lighting by oil. Sexes separated at night only. Sixteen 
inmates; eleven men and five women. Two men and four women 
do light work. Ages : one between 30 and 40 ; two between 50 
and 60 ; eight between 60 and 70 ; four between 70 and 80 ; one 



32 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. None have rel- 
atives in town. One man and one w^oman idiotic; one man 
epileptic ; one man a cripple. Of the sixteen inmates, Aubnrn main- 
tains one man; Charlton, three men; Holland, one man; Holden, 
one woman; Leicester, two men and two women; Paxton, one man 
and one woman; and Westminster, three men and one woman. 
Whole number of inmates during year, twenty-six. Two hundred 
acres of land; six acres ploughed; seventy-five acres tilled. Chief 
products : milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. On July 
3, 1907, the Overseers of the Poor were notified of the urgent need 
of providing more room for the inmates, either by an extension of 
the building or in some other way, and the overseers replied, signi- 
fying their intention to consider the matter without delay. 

Chelmsford. Population, 4,254. 

Inspected March 20, 1907. 

Warden, Arthur P. Brown; matron, Mrs. Brown; salary, $400; 
served here four years. One occasional assistant, a man, paid by 
town. Total annual cost, $2,462.34; net, $1,120.77. Wooden build- 
ing, without fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. No sepa- 
rate hospital accommodations. 'No sitting-room (dining-room used 
as sitting-room) ; ten sleeping-rooms, with twelve beds. Two bath- 
rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing required. Two 
water-closets. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. No separation 
of sexes. Six inmates; three men and three women. Two women 
do light chores. Ages: one between 50 and 60; three between 60 
and 70; two between 70 and 80. All inmates permanent. Two 
have relatives in town. One man blind; one woman feeble-minded 
and a cripple. "^^Tiole number of inmates during year, eight. One 
hundred acres of land; twelve acres ploughed; forty acres tilled. 
Chief products: milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Chester. Population, 1,366. 

(See Huntington.) 

Chicopee. Population, 20,191. 

Inspected October 17, 1907. 

Warden, Charles E. Butler; salary, $500; matron, Mrs. Butler; 
salary, $150 ; served here eight years. Four assistants, one man and 
three women, paid by city. Total annual cost, $5,724.85 ; net, 
$5,638.40. Brick building, with iron fire-escapes and other fire 
protection. One room for separate hospital use. Two sitting-rooms 
and a smoking-room; twenty-three sleeping-rooms, with forty-six 
beds. Three bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing 



Part m.] ALMSHOUSES. 33 

required. Nine water-closets. Heating by steam. Lighting by 
electricity. Ko separation of sexes. Thirty inmates; sixteen men 
and fourteen women. Four men work on farm; five women help 
in house. Ages : six between 50 and 60 ; nine between 60 and 70 ; 
twelve between 70 and 80; three between 80 and 90. Twenty-four 
inmates permanent; six temporary. Seventeen have relatives in 
city. Two women cripples. One woman a boarder. Whole number 
of inmates during year^ fifty. Eighteen acres of land; nine acres 
ploughed ; twelve acres tilled. Chief products : milk and vegetables. 
Prescribed register kept. 

Clinton. Population, 13,105. 

Inspected January 23, 1907. 

"Warden, Patrick J. Dooley; salary, $700; matron, Mrs. Dooley; 
salary, $100 ; served here nine months. Warden also acts as settle- 
ment officer for the town and delivers wood to out-door poor, 
without extra compensation. No assistance. Total annual cost, 
$3,632.45; net, $3,603.65. Wooden building, with iron fire-escapes 
and other fire protection. No separate hospital accommodations. 
Two sitting-rooms, one used as a smoking-room; thirty-two sleep- 
ing-rooms, with twenty-six beds. Three bath-rooms, with hot and 
cold water. Weekly bathing required. Eive water-closets. Heat- 
ing by steam. Lighting by electricity. Complete separation of 
sexes. Twenty inmates; eight men, eleven women, and one boy. 
Five men work around barn ; eight women scrub floors, wash dishes, 
etc. Ages: one under 2; one between 30 and 40; one between 40 
and 50 ; one between 50 and 60 ; nine between 60 ahd 70 ; seven be- 
tween 70 and 80. Seventeen inmates permanent; three temporary. 
Seventeen have relatives in town. One woman idiotic; one man a 
cripple ; one man and one woman blind. Whole number of inmates 
during year, twenty-four. Fourteen acres of land; three acres 
ploughed ; three acres tilled. Chief products : vegetables. Pre- 
scribed register kept. 

CoHASSET. Population, 2,727. 

Inspected August 13, 1907. 

Warden, George Washington Tinkham; matron, Mrs. Tinkham; 
salary, $650; served here fourteen years. Two assistants, a man, 
and a woman occasionally, paid by town. Total annual cost, $3,516 ; 
net, $2,760.19. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having 
other fire protection. Two ward rooms for separate hospital use. 
Two sitting-rooms and a smoking-room; sixteen sleeping-rooms, 
with sixteen beds. Four bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. 
Weekly bathing required. Six water-closets. Heating by steam. 



34 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Lighting by electricity. Complete separation of sexes. Ten in- 
mates ; six men and four women. Two men and one woman do 
light work. Ages: two between 21 and 30; two between 50 and 60; 
one between 60 and 70; three between 70 and 80; two between 80 
and 90. All inmates permanent. Seven have relatives in town. 
One woman idiotic; one man and one woman cripples; one man 
blind. AAliole number of inmates during year, fifteen. Forty acres 
of land ; two acres ploughed ; ten acres tilled. Chief products : milk 
and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. This new almshouse 
was erected at a cost of $20,000. 

Concord. Population, 5,421. 

Inspected April 22, 1907. 

Warden, Andrew E. Maker; matron, Mrs. Maker; salar}^, $580; 
served here twenty-four years. Two assistants, a man and a 
woman, paid by town. Total annual cost, $3,610.78 ; net, $2,040.39. 
"Wooden building, without fire-escapes or other fire protection. No 
separate hospital accommodations. N"o sitting-room; ten sleeping- 
rooms, with ten beds. One bath-room, with hot and cold water. 
Weekly bathing required. Two water-closets. Heating by steam. 
Lighting by electricity. N"o separation of sexes. Eight inmates; 
seven men and one woman. Five men do chores. Ages : three be- 
tween 60 and 70 ; five between 70 and 80. All inmates permanent. 
Two have relatives in town. Whole number of inmates during 
year, eight. Seventy-five acres of land; ten acres ploughed; seventy 
acres tilled. Chief products : milk, hay, and vegetables. Prescribed 
register kept. Repairs in progress. 

CoNv^'AY. Population, 1,340. • 

Inspected September 18, 1907. 

Warden, Albert Bush; matron, Mrs. Bush; salary, $300; served 
here one and one-half years. No assistance. Total annual cost, 
$1,093.91; net, $434.91. Wooden building, without fire-escapes or 
other fire protection. No separate hospital accommodations. No 
sitting-room; six sleeping-rooms, with six beds. No bath-room. 
Weekly bathing required. No water-closet; two privies. Heating 
by stoves. Lighting by oil. Three inmates; men. One works on 
farm. Ages : one between 50 and 60 ; one between 60 and 70 ; one 
between 70 and 80. All inmates permanent. Two have relatives 
in town. One man a cripple. "\¥hole number of inmates during 
year, five. One hundred and forty-nine acres of land; seven acres 
ploughed ; twenty acres tilled. Chief products : butter and vege- 
tables. Prescribed register kept. 



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Daxa. Population, 763. 

Inspected May 22, 1907. 

Warden, Herbert E. Hubbard ; matronj^ Mrs. Hubbard ; salary, 
$300; served here seven weeks. N"© assistance. Total annual cost, 
$725.40; net, $406.77. AYooden building, without fire-escapes or 
other fire protection. Xo separate hospital accommodations. 'No 
sitting-room; six sleeping-rooms, with six beds. No bath-room. 
Weekly bathing required. No water-closet ; one privy. Heating by 
stoves. Lighting by oil. IN'o separation of sexes. Two inmates; 
a man and a woman. Inmates do no work. Both inmates perma- 
nent. One has relatives in town. The man a cripple. Whole num- 
ber of inmates during year, four. Two hundred and twenty-six 
acres of land; five acres ploughed; seventeen acres tilled. Chief 
products: milk and vegetables. 

Dartmouth. Population, 3,793. 

Inspected July 20, 1907. 

Warden, Giles A. Davis ; matron, Mrs. Davis ; salary, $400 ; served 
here seven years. Two assistants, a man and a woman, paid by 
town. Total annual cost, $3,312.54; net, $1,663.31. Wooden build- 
ing, without fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. No sep- 
arate hospital accommodations. No sitting-room (dining-room used 
as sitting-room) ; nine sleeping-rooms, with twenty-five beds. Two 
bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing required. 
Two water-closets ; one privy. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. 
Complete separation of sexes. Six inmates; five men and one 
woman. One man works around barn; the woman makes rugs. 
Ages : two between 40 and 50 ; one between 60 and 70 ; one between 
70 and 80; two between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. All 
have relatives in town. One man idiotic ; one man and one woman 
cripples. Whole number of inmates during year, sixteen. One 
hundred acres of land; six acres ploughed; seventy-five acres tilled. 
Chief products : milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. Ee- 
cent improvements include an addition to the kitchen and a refrig- 
erator. 

Dedham. Population, 7,774. 

Inspected March 2, 1907. 

Warden, Frank N. Furlong; matron, Mrs. Furlong; salary, $650; 



served here five years. One assistant, a woman, paid by town. 
Total annual cost, $3,372.41; net, $2,512.21. Wooden building, 
without fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. No separate 
hospital accommodations. Two sitting-rooms; thirteen sleeping- 



36 STATE BOARD OF CHARITr. [P. D. 17. 

rooms^ with sixteen beds. Three bath-rooms^ with hot and cold 
water. Weekly bathing required. Three water-closets. Heating by- 
steam. Lighting by electricity. Eight inmates; men. Five do 
general work. Ages: one between 30 and 40; one between 40 and 
50 ; one between 50 and 60 ; two between 60 and 70 ; three between 
70 and 80. All inmates permanent. Four have relatives in town. 
One man idiotic; one man epileptic. A^Tiole number of inmates 
during year, ten. Six acres of land; three acres ploughed; four 
acres tilled. Chief products: milk, eggs, and vegetables. Pre- 
scribed register kept. 

Deerfield. Population, 2,112. 

Inspected September 16, 1907. 

Warden, Henry F. Barker; matron, Mrs. Barker; salary, $325; 
served here one year and a half. 'No assistance. Total annual cost, 
$1,343.77 ; net, $606.20. Wooden building, without fire-escapes or 
other fire protection. No separate hospital accommodations. One 
sitting-room; eight sleeping-rooms, with five beds. No bath-room. 
Weekly bathing required. N"o water-closet; two privies. Heating 
by stoves. Lighting by oil. One inmate, a man, between 70 and 
80 years of age, permanent, has relatives in town, does no work. 
Whole number of inmates during the year, two. One hundred 
acres of land ; six acres ploughed ; fifteen acres tilled. Chief prod- 
ucts : cream and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Dennis. Population, 1,998. 

Inspected July 10, 1907. 

Warden, Amos Chase; matron, Mrs. Chase; salary, $300; served 
here three years and a quarter. Warden also serves as janitor of 
town hall, without extra compensation, i^o assistance. Total an- 
nual cost, $993.03; net, $923.03. Wooden building, without fire- 
escapes or other fire protection. IsTo separate hospital accommoda- 
tions. No sitting-room (dining-room used as sitting-room) ; eleven 
sleeping-rooms, with ten beds. No bath-room. Monthly bathing re- 
quired. Xo water-closet ; three privies. Heating by stoves. Light- 
ing by oil. N"o separation of sexes. Six inmates; four men and 
two women. One man helps around barn; one woman does light 
housework. Ages: three between 60 and 70; one between 70 and 
80; two between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. Two have 
relatives in town. One man idiotic; one man a cripple. Whole 
number of inmates during year, eight. Sixty acres of land; three- 
quarters of an acre ploughed; four acres tilled. Chief products: 
vegetables. The attention of the Overseers of the Poor was called 
to the need of a general renovation of the building. 



Part III.] ALMSHOUSES. 37 

Second visit, October 22, 1907. 

No repairs made, but a change of location under consideration. 

On December 23, 1907, the Overseers reported that they had 
made some repairs, provided a fire extinguisher, and arranged for 
weekly bathing. 

DiGHTOJT. Population, 2,070. 

Inspected July 30, 1907. 

Warden, Edward E. Horton ; matron, Mrs. Horton ; salary, $300 ; 
served here twelve years. ■ 'No assistance. Total annual cost, 
$942.43; net, $273.54. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but 
having other fire protection. No separate hospital accommodations. 
One sitting-room; nine sleeping-rooms, with four beds. No bath- 
room. Fortnightly bathing required. No water-closet; two privies. 
Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. No separation of sexes. Two 
inmates; a man and a woman. Inmates do no work. Ages: one 
between 50 and 60; one between 80 and 90, One inmate perma- 
nent; one temporary. Both have relatives in town. Whole num- 
ber of inmates during year, three. Seventy-five acres of land; 
fourteen acres ploughed ; thirty acres tilled. Chief products : milk 
and hay. 

Douglas. Population, 2,120. 

Inspected March 6, 1907. 

Warden, Levi A. Brown; matron, Mrs. Brown; salary, $300; 
served here one year. One assistant in summer, a man, paid by 
town. Total annual cost, $1,168.61; net, $485.69. Wooden build- 
ing, without fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. No sep- 
arate hospital accommodations. No sitting-room; ten sleeping- 
rooms, with five beds. One bath-room, without direct supply, of 
water. Weekly bathing required. No water-closet; three privies. 
Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. No separation of sexes. Four 
inmates; two men and two women. One man does a little work; 
one woman sews. Ages: one between 50 and 60; one between 60 
and 70; two betAveen 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. Two 
have relatives in town. One woman idiotic; one man and one 
woman cripples. Whole number of inmates during year, five. 
Eighteen tramps during year, separated from other inmates, lodged, 
fed, not required to work. One hundred and eighty acres of land; 
six acres ploughed; forty acres tilled. Chief products: butter and 
vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 



38 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. fP. D. 17, 



Dracut. Population, 3,537. 

Inspected March 20, 1907. 

Warden, Harvey AV. Barnes ; matron, Mrs. Barnes ; salary, $400 ; 
served here five years. No assistance. Total annual cost, $2,815.08 ; 
net, $120.98. Wooden building, without fire-escapes or other fire 
protection. No separate hospital accommodations. One sitting- 
room; nine sleeping-rooms, with nine beds. One bath-room, with 
cold water only. Weekly bathing required. No water-closet; two 
privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. No separation of 
sexes. Two inmates; a man and a woman. Inmates do no work. 
Ages : two between 60 and 70. Both inmates permanent. One has 
relatives in town. AVhole number of inmates during year, two. 
One hundred and twenty acres of land; three acres ploughed; 
twenty-five acres tilled. Chief products : milk. Prescribed register 
kept. 

Dudley. Population, 3,818. 

Inspected March 29, 1907. 

Almshouse destroyed by fire March 21, 1907. House and furni- 
ture insured for $2,800. Ten inmates at time of fire; all trans- 
ferred to Webster alsmhouse, and now pro^dded for there. 

DuxBURY. Population, 2,028. 

Inspected July 24, 1907. 

Warden, David S. Goodspeed; matron, Mrs. Goodspeed; salary, 
$250; served here one 3^ear and a quarter. No assistance. Total 
annual cost, $1,270.12; net, $1,194.67. Wooden building, without 
fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. No separate hospital 
accommodations. No sitting-room; nine sleeping-rooms, with nine 
beds. One bath-room, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing 
required. Two water-closets; one privy. Heating by hot air and 
hot water. Lighting by oil. No separation of sexes. Three in- 
mates ; one man and two women. Inmates do no work. Ages : one 
between 30 and 40 ; one between 50 and 60 ; one between 70 and 80. 
All inmates permanent. All have relatives in town. One man and 
one woman idiotic. Whole number of inmates during year, six. 
Twenty acres of land ; one acre ploughed ; eleven acres tilled. Chief 
products : butter and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

East Bridge water. Population, 3,169. 

Inspected June 21, 1907. 

Warden, Frank I. Graves; matron, Mrs. Graves; salary, $400; 
served here three months. One assistant, a man, paid by town. 
Total annual cost, $2,329.76 ; net, $1,300.25. Wooden building, with 



Part III.] ALMSHOUSES. 39 

wooden fire-escapes and other fire protection. No separate hospital 
accommodations. One sitting-room^, for men only (women use 
dining-room for sitting-room) ; ten sleeping-rooms^ with ten beds. 
One bath-room, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing required. 
One water-closet; three privies. Heating by hot air» Lighting by 
oil. Complete separation of sexes. Eight inmates; five men and 
three women. One man does a little work around barn. Ages: 
two between 50 and 60; one between 60 and 70; three between 70 
and 80; two between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. Four 
have relatives in town. One woman idiotic and a cripple. One 
boarder, a man. Whole number of inmates during year, nine. One 
hundred and thirty-six acres of land; nine and one-half acres 
ploughed; fifty-two acres tilled. Chief products: vegetables. Pre- 
scribed register kept. 

Easthampton. Population, 6,808. 

Inspected September 19, 1907. 

Warden, Wallace Mann; matron, Mrs. Mann; salary, $600; served 
here three years. Three assistants, a man and a woman, and an 
occasional extra man, paid by town. Total annual cost, $2,772.60; 
net, $2,056.71. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having 
other fire protection. No separate hospital accommodations. One 
sitting-room ; sixteen sleeping-rooms, with eighteen beds. One bath- 
room, with hot and cold water. Bathing irregular. 'No water- 
closet; two privies. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. Com- 
plete separation of sexes. Six inmates; five men and a woman. 
One man works out-doors and one does housework. Ages : two be- 
tween 50 and 60; one between 60 and 70; two between 70 and 80; 
one between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. Four have rela- 
tives in town. One man idiotic ; one woman epileptic. Whole num- 
ber of inmates during year, ten. One hundred and twenty acres of 
land ; twelve acres ploughed ; sixty acres tilled. Chief products : 
milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. The attention of 
the Overseers of the Poor having been called to the defective water 
supply, they replied that they would " endeavor to have the matter 
satisfactorily arranged as soon as possible.^' 

Easton. Population, 4,909. 

Inspected February 4, 1907. 

Warden, Charles Scott ; matron, Mrs. Scott ; salary, $500 ; served 
here five years. Two assistants, a man and a woman, paid by town. 
Total annual cost, $3,365.45 ; net, $962.93. Wooden building, with- 
out fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. No separate hos- 
pital accommodations. No sitting-room; eleven sleeping-rooms, 
with eleven beds. One bath-room, with cold water only. Weekly 



40 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

bathing required, ^o water-closet; three privies. Heating by 
steam. Lighting by oil. Sexes separated at night only. Eight in- 
mates; three men and five women. One man does barn chores; 
two women work in kitchen. Ages: three between 50 and 60; two 
between 60 and 70 ; three between 70 and 80. All inmates perma- 
nent. Two have relatives in town. One woman idiotic. Whole 
number of inmates during year, ten. One hundred and fifty acres 
of land; six acres ploughed; seventy acres tilled. Chief products: 
milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Essex. Population, 1,790. 

Inspected February 9, 1907. 

Warden, Thomas H. Roberts ; matron, Mrs. Roberts ; salary, $450 ; 
served here eight years. Warden also acts as watchman for summer 
cottages, without extra compensation. Two assistants, a man and 
a woman, paid by town. Total annual cost, $2,894.41 ; net, $627.24. 
Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having other fire protec- 
tion. No separate hospital accommodations. Two sitting-rooms; 
twelve sleeping-rooms, with eleven beds. Two bath-rooms, with 
hot and cold water. Weekly bathing required. Five water-closets. 
Heating by hot water. Lighting by oil. Complete separation of 
sexes. Six inmates; three men and three women. One man and 
two women do light chores. Ages: one between 21 and 30; one 
between 40 and 50; one between 50 and 60; one between 60 and 
70; two between 70 and 80. All inmates permanent. Two have 
relatives in town. One woman a cripple; one woman idiotic and a 
cripple. '\¥hole number of inmates during year, eight. Two hun- 
dred acres of land; three acres ploughed; seventy-five acres tilled. 
Chief products : hay and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Fairhaven. Population, 4,235. 

Inspected December 29, 1906. 

Warden, William H. Monk; matron, Mrs. Monk; salary, $400; 
served here eleven years. No assistance. Total annual cost, 
$1,471.72; net, $1,265.22. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, 
but having other fire protection. 'No separate hospital accommoda- 
tions. Two sitting-rooms ; twelve sleeping-rooms, with fifteen beds. 
Three bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing re- 
quired. Four water-closets. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. 
Complete separation of sexes, except at meals. Five inmates; four 
men and one woman. All inmates do light work. Ages: one be- 
tween 40 and 50 ; one between 50 and 60 ; one between 60 and 70 ; 
two between 70 and 80. All inmates permanent. One has rela- 
tives in town. One man and one woman idiotic. Whole number 



Part III.] ALMSHOUSES. 41 

of ininates during year, fifteen. Fifteen acres of land; five acres 
ploughed ; seven acres tilled. Chief products : milk and vegetables. 
Prescribed register kept. 

Fall Eivek. Population, 105,762. 

Inspected October 7, 1907. 

Warden, Andrew J. Dolan; salary, $800; matron, Mrs. Dolan; 
salary, $350; served here three years. Twenty-eight assistants, 
eighteen men and ten women, paid by city. Total annual cost, 
$28,561.12 ; net, $27,988.95. Stone building, with iron fire-escapes^ 
wooden annex, without fire-escapes, brick hospital building, with 
iron fire-escapes, all having other fire protection. One building for 
separate hospital use. Four sitting-rooms, a smoking-room, and a 
nursery (corridors also used as sitting-rooms) ; forty-seven sleeping- 
rooms, six wards, and four dormitories, with two hundred and fifty- 
nine beds. Twelve bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly 
bathing required. Twenty water-closets; nine privies. Heating by 
steam. Lighting by electricity. Complete separation of sexes, ex- 
cept at meals. Two hundred and eleven inmates ; one hundred and 
five men, ninety-seven women, three boys, and six girls. Ten men 
and ten women do light chores. Ages : five under 2 ; two between 
2 and 5; one between 5 and 15; one between 15 and 21; nine be- 
tween 21 and 30; nineteen between 30 and 40; twenty-six between 
40 and 50; forty-two between 50 and 60; forty-eight between 60^ 
and 70 ; fifty-two between 70 and 80 ; six between 80 and 90. Two 
hundred and one inmates permanent ; ten temporary. One hundred 
and sixty have relatives in city. Three men and three women 
idiotic; seven men, seven women and two boys cripples; one man 
and one woman blind; two women idiotic and epileptic. Two 
boarders, women. Sixteen consumptives, — thirteen men and three 
women, — separated from other inmates, and receiving special diet 
and treatment. Eleven nurses employed; three men and eight 
women. AVhole number of inmates during year, one thousand and 
forty-two. Seventy-five acres of land; fourteen acres ploughed; 
twenty-five acres tilled. Chief products : milk and vegetables. Pre- 
scribed register kept. 

Falmouth. Population, 3,421. 

Inspected July 12, 1907. 

Warden, Herbert F. Eobbins; matron, Mrs. Eobbins; salary, 
$350; served here eight years. No assistance. Total annual cost, 
$1,335.81; net, $489.58. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, 
but having other fire protection. No separate hospital accommo- 
dations. Two sitting-rooms; fourteen sleeping-rooms, with twelve 



42 STATE BOARD OF CHARriY. [P. D. 17. 

beds. One bath-room, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing 
required. One water-closet; three privies. Heating by hot water. 
Lighting by oil. Complete separation of sexes, except at meals. 
Seven inmates; three men and four women. One man and one 
woman do light chores. Ages : one between 50 and 60 ; two between 
60 and TO; two between 70 and 80; two between 80 and 90. All 
inmates permanent. Five have relatives in town. One woman idi- 
otic ; one man and one woman cripples. Whole number of inmates 
during year, eleven. Fifteen acres of land; four acres ploughed; 
seven acres tilled. Chief products : milk and vegetables. Prescribed 
register kept. 

FiTCHBURG. Population, 33,021. 

Inspected January 22, 1907. 

Warden, Ezra Coleman; salar}^, $750; matron, Mrs. Coleman; 
salary^ $300; served here four years. Warden also has charge of 
city store, and delivers supplies to out-door poor, without extra 
compensation. Seven assistants, four men and three women, paid 
by city. Total annual cost, $9,201.11; n6t, $8,435.76. Building of 
brick and wood, with fire-escapes of iron and wood and other fire 
protection. 'No separate hospital accommodations. One sitting- 
room, for men only (women use corridors for sitting-rooms) ; sixty- 
one sleeping-rooms, with seventy-nine beds. Five bath-rooms, with 
hot and cold water. Weekly bathing' required. Eight water-closets. 
Heating by hot water and steam. Lighting by electricity. Com- 
plete separation of sexes. Fifty inmates; thirty-four men and six- 
teen women. One man mends shoes, one attends to steam boiler, 
fourteen do general work; six women do light chores. Ages: two 
between 30 and 40; six between 40 and 50; eight between 50 and 
60; eleven between 60 and 70; seventeen between 70 and 80; six 
between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. Twenty-four have 
relatives in city. Four men and two nvomen idiotic ; seven men and 
three women cripples. One nurse employed, a woman. Whole 
number of inmates during year, seventy-five. Eighty-nine acres of 
land; nine acres ploughed; forty acres tilled. Chief products: 
milk, hay, and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. All buildings 
recently painted outside, and some interior repairs made. 

FoxBOEOCGii. Population, 3,364. 

Inspected January 28, 1907. 

Warden, Arthur Hurder; matron, Mrs. Hurder; salary, $465; 
served here one year and three-quarters. One assistant, a man, 
paid by town. Total annual cost, $2,740.42; net, $1,155.30. 
Wooden building, with wooden fire-escapes and other fire protec- 
tion. jSTo separate hospital accommodations. One sitting-room; 



Part III.] ALMSHOUSES. 43 

thirteen sleeping-rooms^ with fourteen beds. One bath-room, with 
hot and cold water. Weekly bathing required. Two water-closets. 
Heating by stoves and hot water. Lighting by oil. Sexes sep- 
arated at night only. Four inmates; three men and one woman. 
One man does general work; the woman helps in house. Ages: 
one between 21 and 30; one between 50 and 60; t^vo between 70 
and 80. All inmates permanent. Two have relatives in town. 
One man epileptic and idiotic; one man a cripple. One boarder, 
a man. ^Hiole number of inmates during year, eight. One hun- 
dred and eight acres of land; eighteen acres ploughed; forty acres 
tilled. Chief products : milk. Prescribed register kept. Kecent 
improvements, at an expense of $500, include inside painting 
throughout and a new carriage shed. 

Feamingham. Population, 11,548. 

Inspected January 4, 1907. 

Warden, Horace A. Austin; matron, Mrs. Austin; salary, $600; 
served here eleven years. Three assistants, a man and two women, 
paid by towm. Total annual cost, $4,263.78; net, $4,263.98. 
Wooden building, with wooden fire-escapes and other fire protec- 
tion. Two rooms for separate hospital use. Two sitting-rooms 
and a reading-room; twenty-two sleeping-rooms, with thirty-six 
beds. Two bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing 
required. One water-closet ; two privies. Heating by steam. Light- 
ing by oil. Complete separation of sexes. Eighteen inmates ; four- 
teen men and four women. Three men do light work in inmates' 
quarters and one works around barn. Ages: two between 21 and 
30; one between 30 and 40; two between 40 and 50; one between 
50 and 60; four between 60 and 70; four between 70 and 80; two 
between 80 and 90; two between 90 and 100. Seventeen inmates 
permanent; one temporary. Thirteen have relatives in to\\Ti. One 
man idiotic; three men and four women cripples; two men blind. 
One consumptive, a man, separated from other inmates, but having 
no special treatment or diet. Whole number of inmates during 
year, twent^^-one. Eighty acres of land; twenty acres ploughed; 
sixty-five acres tilled. Chief products: milk and vegetables. Pre- 
scribed register kept. The sum of $6,000 has been expended on a 
new barn, out-buildings, etc., to replace last year's loss by fire. 

Feanklin. Population, 5,244. 

Inspected April 13, 1907. 

Warden, John J. Pushee; matron, Mrs. Pushee; salary, $525; 
served here three years. Warden also acts as special constable, 
without extra compensation. Two assistants, a man and a woman, 



44 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

paid by to^vn. Total annual cost, $3,677.14; net, $2,339.12. 
AA'ooden building, without fire-escapes, but having other fire protec- 
tion. Xo separate hospital accommodations. Two sitting-rooms; 
sixteen sleeping-rooms, with sixteen beds. Three bath-rooms, with 
hot and cold water. Weekly bathing required. Four water-closets. 
Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. Complete separation of sexes, 
except at meals. Nine inmates; five men and four women. Two 
men work around cellar and barn. Ages : one between 50 and 60 ; 
two between 60 and 70; five between 70 and 80; one between 80 
and 90. All inmates permanent. Three have relatives in town. 
One man and two women idiotic. Whole number of inmates dur- 
ing year, nineteen. One hundred and five acres of land; eighteen 
acres ploughed ; forty acres tilled. Chief products : milk and vege- 
tables. Prescribed register kept. The farm buildings have been 
considerably improved. 

Freetowx. Population, 1,470. 

Inspected August 8, 1907. 

Warden, Marcellus Bo}Titon; matron, Mrs. Bo}Titon; salary, $300; 
served here six years. 'No assistance. Total annual cost, $1,798.06 ; 
net, $384.62. Wooden building, without fire-escapes or other fire 
protection. N'o separate hospital accommodations. No sitting-room ; 
eight sleeping-rooms, with seven beds. No bath-room. Weekly 
bathing required. No water-closet ; four privies. Heating by stoves. 
Lighting by oil. No separation of sexes. Three inmates; two men 
and a woman. One man does light work, ilges: one between 50 
and 60 ; two between 60 and 70. All inmates permanent. One has 
relatives in town. One man idiotic. ^AHiole number of inmates 
during year, five. One hundred acres of land; ten acres ploughed; 
fifty acres tilled. Chief products : milk and vegetables. Prescribed 
register kept. 

Gardner. Population, 12,012. 

Inspected February 11, 1907. 

Warden, Arthur B. Carr ; matron, Mrs. Carr ; salary, $600 ; 
served here five years. Warden also cares for four miles of town 
roads, without extra compensation. Two assistants, a man occasion- 
ally, and a woman, paid by town. Total annual cost, $5,314.57; 
net, $2,993.76. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having 
other fire protection. No separate hospital accommodations. One 
sitting-room (men use a room in basement for smoking-room) ; 
nine sleeping-rooms, with twenty-five beds. Three bath-rooms, with 
hot and cold water. Weekly bathing required. Three water-closets; 
one privy. Heating by steam. Lighting by electricity. Complete 
separation of sexes. Twenty-three inmates; eighteen men, four 



Part III.] ALMSHOUSES. 45 

women, and one boy. Six men and the boy do general work, one 
man drives team; two women work in inmates^ quarters. Ages: 
one between 15 and 21; one between 21 and 30; two between 40 
and 50; three between 50 and 60; nine between 60 and 70; five 
between 70 and 80; two between 80 and 90. All inmates perma- 
nent. Twelve have relatives in town. One man idiotic; one boy 
insane; one m.an and one woman cripples; one man blind. One 
able-bodied inmate, a man, under 60 years of age. Whole number 
of inmates during year, thirty-four. Four hundred acres of land; 
twenty acres ploughed; forty acres tilled. Chief products: milk, 
hay, and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. Kecent improve- 
ments include painting and whitewashing in the women^s quarters. 

Geokgetown. Popu.lation, 1,840. 

Inspected April 29, 1907. 

Warden, Buel D. French; matron, Mrs. French; salary, $400; 
served here two years. Two assistants, a man (in summer only) 
and a woman, paid by town. Total annual cost, $2,008.96; net, 
$774.13. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having other 
fire protection. K'o separate hospital accommodations. One sitting- 
room; twelve sleeping-rooms, with eleven beds. One bath-room, 
without direct supply of water. Weekly bathing required. No 
water-closet ; two privies. Heating by hot water. Lighting by oil. 
Sexes separated at night only. Five inmates; three men and two 
women. Inmates do no work. Ages : one between 40 and 50 ; two 
between 70 and 80; two between 80 and 90, All inmates perma- 
nent. Four have relatives in town. One man idiotic and a cripple. 
One boarder, a man. Whole number of inmates during year, six. 
One hundred and twenty acres of land ; six acres ploughed ; twenty- 
five acres tilled. Chief products : milk and vegetables. Prescribed 
register kept. Slight repairs have been made. 

Gloucester. Population, 26,011. 

Inspected February 1, 1907. 

Warden, William E. McDonald; salary, $300; matron, Mrs. 
McDonald; salary, $250; served here two years. Warden also de- 
livers wood to outside poor, without extra compensation. Four 
assistants, a man and three women, paid by city. Total annual 
cost, $6,538.40; net, $5,718.56. Buildings of brick and wood, with 
iron fire-escapes and other fire protection. No separate hospital 
accommodations. One sitting-room, for women only (men use cor- 
ridors for sitting-rooms) ; twenty-three sleeping-rooms, with forty- 
nine beds. Two bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly 
bathing required. Two water-closets; three privies. Heating by 



46 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

steam. Lighting by electricity. Complete separation of sexes. 
Forty-seven inmates ; thirty-eight men and nine women. Four men 
work around barn, three saw and split wood, two wash floors, two 
tend lires, one does kitchen work; two women scrub floors and 
three sew. Ages: one between 21 and 30; two between 30 and 40; 
four between 40 and 50; eight between 50 and 60; nine between 
60 and TO ; twenty-two between 70 and 80 ; one between 80 and 90. 
Forty- three inmates permanent; four temporary. Twenty-three 
have relatives in city. Two men idiotic ; seven men and two women 
cripples ; one man blind ; one woman idiotic and a cripple. One 
consumptive, not separated from other inmates, and having no 
special treatment or diet. One nurse employed, a woman. Whole 
number of inmates during year, eighty. Eight acres of land; three 
acres ploughed; five and one-half acres tilled. Chief products: 
vegetables. Prescribed register kept. The Overseers of the Poor 
being notified of the need of special hospital facilities, and also of 
the importance of isolating the consumptive inmate, and providing 
him with better care, replied that the city had under consideration, 
the building of a new almshouse, which would include special hos- 
pital quarters. They also stated that the consumptive inmate had 
been removed. On October 16 the Mayor wrote : " There is no 
question in my mind but what a lot will be purchased and a new 
almshouse built in Gloucester next year." On December 5 the 
Board communicated again with the Mayor, expressing its opinion 
that the old building is decidedly unfit for further use, and its 
hope that provision be made for a new almshouse with as little 
delay as possible. 

Grafton. Population, 5,052. 

Inspected January 24, 1907. 

Warden, Franklin E. Collins ; matron, Mrs. Collins ; salary, $500 ; 
served here nine months. Two assistants, a man and a woman, 
besides an occasional extra man, paid by town. Total annual cost, 
$4,435.73; net, $2,003.27. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, 
but having other fire protection. No separate hospital accommoda- 
tions. One sitting-room, for men only ; fifteen sleeping-rooms, with 
nineteen beds. One bath-room, with hot and cold water. Weekly 
bathing required. One water-closet ; two privies. Heating by steam. 
Lighting by oil. Sexes separated at night only. Eight inmates; 
five men and three women. One man mends shoes, two do chores; 
the women do light work. Ages: one between 21 and 30; one 
between 40 and 50 ; one between 60 and 70 ; four between 70 and 
80 ; one between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. Two have 
relatives in town. One woman epileptic; two men cripples; one 
man blind. Whole number of inmates during year, sixteen. Two 



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hundred acres of land; eleven acres ploughed; ninety-five acres 
tilled. Chief products : milk and vegetables. Prescribed register 
kept. 

Greenfield'. Population, 9,156. 

Inspected May 16, 1907. 

Warden, Albert A. Larrabee; matron, Mrs. Larrabee; salary, 
$500; served here six weeks. Two assistants, a man and a 
woman, paid by toTvii. Total annual cost, $3,223.23 ; net, $1,299.90. 
Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having other fire pro- 
tection. Two rooms set apart for separate hospital use. Two sitting- 
rooms; twenty-four sleeping-rooms, with sixteen beds. Three 
bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing required. 
Three water-closets. Heating by hot air. Lighting by oil. Com- 
plete separation of sexes, except at meals. Twelve inmates; eight 
men and four women. Three men do chores ; one woman does light 
work. Ages: two between 50 and 60; five between 70 and 80; four 
between 80 and 90; one over 100. Eleven inmates permanent; one 
temporary. Eight have relatives in town. One man idiotic; one 
man epileptic and a cripple. AATiole number of inmates during 
year, fourteen. One hundred and twenty-five acres of land; ten 
acres ploughed ; sixty acres tilled. Chief products : milk. Pre- 
scribed register kept. 

Greenwich. Population, 475. 

Inspected November 20, 1906. 

Warden, Fred M. Thrasher; matron, Mrs. Thrasher, salary, $300; 
served here one and one-half years. Ko assistance. Total annual 
cost, $924.53 ; net, $209.94. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, 
but having other fire protection. 'No separate hospital accommo- 
dations. Xo sitting-room (inmates use dining-room for sitting- 
room) ; nine sleeping-rooms, with six beds. No bath-room. Weekly 
bathing required. No water-closet; two privies. Heating by stoves. 
Lighting by oil. Xo separation of sexes. Two inmates ; a man and 
a girl. The girl does a little housework. Ages: one between 15 
and 21 ; one between 80 and 90. Both inmates permanent. Neither 
has relatives in town. The girl feeble-minded. AYhole number of 
inmates during year, two. Twelve acres of land; six acres ploughed; 
nine acres tilled. Chief products : milk and vegetables. Prescribed 
register kept. 

Grotox. Population, 2,253. 

Inspected May 13, 1907. 

Warden, Louis Bosquet; matron, Mrs. Bosquet; salary, $500; 
served here one year. One assistant, a man, paid by toA\Ti. Total 
annual cost, $2,937.98; net, $1,107.35. Wooden building, with 



48 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

wooden fire-escapes and other fire protection. Two rooms for sep- 
arate hospital use. Two sitting-rooms ; twelve sleeping-rooms, with 
thirteen beds. Three bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly- 
bathing required. Six water-closets. Heating by steam. Lighting 
by oil. Complete separation of sexes, except at meals. Four in- 
mates; two men and two women. One man cares for poultry and 
one saws and splits wood. Ages: one between 30 and 40; one be- 
tween 60 and 70; one between 70 and 80; one between 80 and 90. 
All inmates permanent. One has relatives in town. One man 
idiotic; one woman a cripple. Whole number of inmates during 
year, eleven. Two hundred and fifty acres of land; five acres 
ploughed; sixty-five acres tilled. Chief products: milk and vege- 
tables. Prescribed register kept. 

Groveland. Population, 2,401. 

Inspected April 30, 1907. 

Warden, George H. Hill ; matron, Mrs. Hill ; salary, $400 ; served 
here one year. One assistant, a man, paid by town. Total annual 
cost, $2,952.71; net, $1,775.37. Wooden building, without fire- 
escapes, but having other fire protection. No separate hospital 
accommodations. One sitting-room; fourteen sleeping-rooms, with 
twelve beds. One bath-room, without direct supply of water. Bath- 
ing irregular. ISTo water-closet; two privies. Heating by hot air. 
Lighting by oil. No separation of sexes. Five inmates; four men 
and a woman. Two men do chores. Ages: three between 60 and 
70; one between 70 and 80; one between 80 and 90. All inmates 
permanent. Two have relatives in town. One woman a cripple. 
One boarder, a man. Whole number of inmates during year, 
seven. Twelve tramps during year, separated from other inmates, 
lodged, fed, not required to work. One hundred and eight acres 
of land; seven acres ploughed; forty acres tilled. Chief products: 
milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Hadley. Population, 1,895. 

Inspected September 20, 1907. 

Almshouse closed April 1, 1907, and the one inmate sent to 
Northampton almshouse. 

Hanover. Population, 2,176. 

Inspected September 4, 1907. 

Warden, John T. Moody; matron, Mrs. Moody; salary, $420; 
served here one year and a half. No assistance. Total annual cost, 
$1,580.33; net, $1,004.74. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, 



Part III.] ALMSHOUSES. 49 

but having other fire protection. No separate hospital accommo- 
dations. Two sitting-rooms; thirteen sleeping-rooms, with twelve 
beds. No bath-room. Weekly bathing required. No water-closet; 
three privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. Sexes sep- 
arated at night only. Three inmates ; two men and a woman. One 
man does a little work on farm. Ages : two between 60 and 70 ; one 
between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. None have relatives 
in town. One man idiotic; one man a cripple. Whole number of 
inmates during year, four. Twenty acres of land; three acres 
ploughed ; sixteen acres tilled. Chief products : milk and vegetables. 
Prescribed register kept. Some minor repairs have been made. 

Han-son". Population, 1,490. 

Inspected March 9, 1907. 

Warden, Chester H. Stetson; matron, Mrs. Stetson; salary, $375; 
served here three years. One occasional assistant, a woman, paid 
by town. Total annual cost, $1,384.26; net, $1,202.59. Wooden 
building, without fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. No 
separate hospital accommodations. One sitting-room and a smok- 
ing-room; eleven sleeping-rooms, with thirteen beds. Two bath- 
rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing required. Three 
water-closets. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. Complete sep- 
aration of sexes, except at meals. Five inmates ; two men and three 
women. Two women do a little inside work. Ages : one between 
40 and 50 ; one between 70 and 80 ; three between 80 and 90. All 
inmates permanent. Four have relatives in town. One woman epi- 
leptic; one woman a cripple. Whole number of inmates during 
year, seven. Fifty acres of land ; three acres ploughed ; twelve acres 
tilled. Chief products: vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Hardwick. Population, 3,261. 

Inspected May 22, 1907. 

Warden, George J. Fay; matron, Mrs. Fay; salary, $425; served 
here one year and a quarter. Two assistants, a man and a 
woman, paid by town. Total annual cost, $2,782.61 ; net, $1,177.69. 
Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having other fire protec- 
tion. No separate hospital accommodations. No sitting-room ; nine 
sleeping-rooms, with ten beds. No bath-room. Fortnightly bath- 
ing required. No water-closet; four privies. Heating by steam. 
Lighting by oil. No separation of sexes. Six inmates; four men 
and two women. Two men do light farm work. Ages : one between 
40 and 50 ; two between 60 and 70 ; three between 70 and 80. Four 
inmates permanent; two temporary. One has relatives in town. 
Two men and two women idiotic. One man a boarder. Whole 



50 .STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

number of inmates during jesiT, eight. One hnndred and seventy- 
four acres of land; eight acres ploughed; fifty-six acres tilled. 
Chief products: milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 
New steam-heating system recently introduced. 

Harvard. Population, 1,077. 

Inspected April 15, 1907. 

Warden, Herbert L. Bosquet; matron, Mrs. Bosquet; salary, 
$400; served here three weeks. No assistance. Total annual cost, 
$1,885.68; net, $342.27. Wooden building, without fire-escapes or 
other fire protection. No separate hospital accommodations. No 
sitting-room (dining-room used as si-tting-room) ; fifteen sleeping- 
rooms, with seven beds. No bath-room. Weekly bathing required. 
No water-closet; three privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by 
oil. No separation of sexes. Three inmates; one man and two 
women. One woman does a little housework. Ages: one between 
50 and 60; one between 60 and 70; one between 80 and 90. All 
inmates permanent. Two have relatives in town. One woman idi- 
otic; one man a cripple. Whole number of inmates during year, 
three. One hundred and twenty acres of land ; four acres ploughed ; 
forty acres tilled. Chief products : milk. Prescribed register kept. 
The Overseers of the Poor were notified of the need of better fire 
protection, and they replied later that the requirement had been 
met. 

Harwich. Population, 2,291. 

Inspected July 10, 1907. 

Warden, Albert Hall; matron, Mrs. Hall. Warden is allowed 
free use of house and farm, and receives $4 each per week for board 
of inmates. Served here eleven years. No assistance. Total annual 
cost, $839.28; net, $839.28. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, 
but having other fire protection. No separate hospital accommoda- 
tions. Two sitting-rooms ; fourteen sleeping-rooms, with nine beds. 
One bath-room, with cold water only. Fortnightly bathing required. 
No water-closet; three privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by 
oil. Sexes separated at night only. Five inmates; two men and 
three women. One man does chores. Ages: one between 50 and 
60; three between 60 and 70; one between 80 and 90. All inmates 
permanent. Two have relatives in town. One woman a cripple; 
one man blind. T^Tiole number of inmates during year, six. Five 
acres of land; two acres ploughed; three acres tilled. Chief prod- 
ucts : vegetables. Prescribed register kept. . 



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Haverhill. Population, 37,830. 

Inspected January 16, 1907. 

Warden, Lewis B. Savage; matron, Mrs. Savage; salary, $1,200; 
served here twenty years. Warden also has charge of city wood 
yard ; delivers wood to public schools, engine houses, and city hall ; 
works on town highways; and acts as superintendent of city hos- 
pital ; without extra compensation. Twelve assistants, four men and 
eight women, paid by city. Total annual cost, $22,869.03; net, 
$11,133.65. Brick building, with iron fire-escapes and other fire 
protection. Separate hospital accommodations consist of two wards 
and five single rooms, operating room, etc. One sitting-room and a 
smoking-room; seventy-four sleeping-rooms and a dormitory, with 
one hundred and forty beds. Six bath-rooms and a shower-bath, 
with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing required. Eighteen 
water-closets. Heating by steam. Lighting by electricity. Com- 
plete separation of sexes. One hundred and three inmates ; seventy 
men, twenty-eight women, one boy, and four girls. Twenty-five 
men work on farm and on wood in yard; twelve women work in 
laundry and kitchen. Ages : one between 5 and 15 ; four between 
15 and 21; six between 21 and 30; eleven between 30 and 40; 
twenty-six between 40 and 50; eighteen between 50 and 60; four- 
teen between 60 and 70; twenty between 70 and 80; three between 
80 and 90. Seventy-eight inmates permanent; twenty-five tempo- 
rary. Seventy-four have relatives in city. One woman insane ; one 
woman idiotic; one woman epileptic; three men and one woman 
cripples ; one man blind. Three boarders ; two men and a woman. 
Three consumptives, men, partly separated from other inmates, 
and receiving special treatment and diet. Ten nurses employed; 
one man and nine women. Whole number of inmates during year, 
four hundred and twenty-four. Two hundred and forty acres of 
land; fifty acres ploughed; one hundred acres tilled. Chief prod- 
ucts: milk, hay, and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. Extra 
farm land was recently purchased, at an expense of $7,500. The 
attention of the Overseers of the Poor was called to the crowded 
condition of the women's hospital ward, the imperfect ventilation, 
the need of a modern steam sterilizer, the importance of separating 
classes of cases in the hospital wards, the inadequacy of the laundry 
for almshouse purposes, and other unsatisfactory conditions. The 
Overseers replied that some of the defects complained of had been 
remedied, and stated, under date of April 5, 1907, that the city 
council were to be asked for permission to make all the changes 
and improvements recommended by the Board. 



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Second visit, April 30, 1907. 

All tlie improvements suggested by the Board appear to be in a 
fair way of accomplishment. 

Hawley. Population, 448. 

Inspected September 17, 1907. 

Warden, ISToel Barber ; matron, Mrs. Barber ; salary, $250 ; served 
here nine years. Warden also works on town roads, without extra 
compensation. No assistance. Total annual cost, $484.43; net, 
$37.10. Wooden building, without fire-escapes or other fire pro- 
tection. No separate hospital accommodations. No sitting-room; 
five sleeping-rooms, with five beds. No bath-room. Weekly bath- 
ing required. No water-closet; two privies. Heating by stoves. 
Lighting by oil. One inmate, a man, between 60 and 70 years of 
age, does no work, permanent, has no relatives in town. Whole 
number of inmates during year, one. One hundred and sixty acres 
of land ; three acres ploughed ; thirty-five acres tilled. Chief prod- 
ucts : vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

HiNGHAM. Population, 4,819. 

Inspected September 6, 1907. 

Warden, George H. Bumford; matron, Mrs. Bumford; salary, 
$840; served here seventeen years. One assistant, a man, paid by 
town. Total annual cost, $3,869.99 ; net, $2,432.59. Brick build- 
ing, without fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. No 
separate hospital accommodations. One sitting-room, used as a 
smoking-room; twelve sleeping-rooms, with fifteen beds. Three 
bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing required. 
Three water-closets; two privies. Heating by steam. Lighting by 
oil. Complete separation of sexes, except at meals. Eight inmates ; 
five men and three women. One man works on farm; one woman 
helps in house. Ages: one between 50 and 60; two between 60 and 
70; five between 70 and 80. Seven inmates permanent; one tem- 
porary. All have relatives in town. One man and one woman 
epileptic; three men cripples. Whole number of inmates during 
year, twelve. Sixty acres of land; twelve acres ploughed; fifty-five 
acres tilled. Chief products: milk and vegetables. Prescribed 



register kept. 



Holland. Population, 151. 

(See Charlton.) 

HoLDEN. Population, 2,640. 

(See Charlton.) 



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HoLLiSTON. Population, 2,663. 

Inspected May 11, 1907. 

Warden, Henry Stone ; matron, Mrs. Stone ; salary, $500 ; served 
here three years. One assistant, a woman, paid by town. Total 
annual cost, $2,094.1.3 ; net, $1,849.98. Wooden bnilding, without 
fire-escapes, but haying other fire protection. No separate hospital 
accommodations. One sitting-room, for men only; eleven sleeping- 
rooms, with nine beds. One bath-room, with hot and cold water. 
Weekly bathing required. One water-closet ; two privies. Heating 
by steam. Lighting by oil. Sexes separated at night only. Twelve 
inmates; ten men and two women. Pour men do general work. 
Ages : two between 50 and 60 ; five between 60 and 70 ; five between 
70 and 80. All inmates permanent. Four have relatives in town. 
Two men cripples ; one man blind. Whole number of inmates dur- 
ing year, nineteen. Thirty acres of land; eight acres ploughed; 
twelve acres tilled. Chief products: hay and vegetables. Pre- 
scribed register kept. 

HoLYOKE. Population, 49,934. 

Inspected October 16, 1907. 

Warden, John J. O'Connor ; salary, $540 ; matron, Mrs. O'Connor; 
salary, $360; served here one year and three-quarters. Seventeen 
assistants, nine men and eight women, paid by city. Total annual 
cost, $19,374.45; net, $17,912.24. Brick building, with iron fire- 
escapes and other fire protection; brick laundry building. Tipper 
floor of one building for separate hospital use. Five sitting-rooms 
and a smoking-room; twenty-seven sleeping-rooms and five wards, 
with one hundred and eighty beds. Eleven bath-rooms and a 
shower-bath, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing required. 
Eleven water-closets. Heating by hot air and steam. Lighting by 
electricity. Complete separation of sexes. One hundred and thirty- 
two inmates; fifty-six men, seventy-two women, one boy, and three 
girls. Eleven men and ten women do light chores. Ages : one be- 
tween 2 and 5; three between 15 and 21; six between 21 and 30; 
fourteen between 30 and 40 ; ten between 40 and 50 ; thirty between 
50 and 60 ; forty between 60 and 70 ; seventeen between 70 and 80 ; 
ten between 80 and 90; one between 90 and 100. One hundred and 
twelve inmates permanent; twenty temporary. All have relatives 
in city. Two men and three women idiotic; two men epileptic; 
three men and two women cripples; two men and three women 
blind. Three boarders, two men and a woman. Six consumptives, 
three men and three women, separated from other inmates, and 
receiving special diet and treatment. Whole number of inmates 



54 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

during year^ three hundred and six. Seventy-eight acres of land; 
nineteen acres plonghed; fifty acres tilled. Chief products: milk 
and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. Recent improvements in- 
clude linen closets on each floor and other special closet accom- 
modations. The Overseers of the Poor were advised of the 
importance of providing larger and better accommodations for hos- 
pital use, and they soon replied, signifying their intention of 
doing so " as soon as possible.'^ 

HoPKiNTON. Population, 2,585. 

Inspected November 17, 1906. 

Warden, Frank J. Graves; matron, Mrs. Graves; salary, $400; 
served here eight months. Two assistants, a man and a woman, 
paidbyto\\^. Total annual cost, $2,895.35 ; net, $2,043.58. Wooden 
building, without fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. No 
separate hospital accommodations. One sitting-room, besides a de- 
tached smoking-room ; nine sleeping-rooms and one dormitory, with 
sixteen beds. Two bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly 
bathing required. Two water-closets ; two privies. Heating by hot 
water. Lighting by oil. Complete separation of sexes, except at 
meals. Twelve inmates; eight men and four women. One man 
does chores; three women do light work. Ages: one between 30 
and 40 ; six between 60 and 70 ; three between 70 and 80 ; two be- 
tween 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. Nine have relatives in 
town. One man and one woman idiotic ; one man a cripple. Whole 
number of inmates during year, nineteen. One hundred and three 
acres of land; eight acres ploughed; twenty acres tilled. Chief 
products: milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. New 
heating plant introduced, at a cost of $700 ; house and barn painted 
outside, at a cost of $120; and other improvements made. 

Hudson. Population, 6,217. 

Inspected December 28, 1906. 

Warden, Enos H. Brown; matron, Mrs. Brown; salary, $600; 
served here four years. Three assistants, a man occasionally, and 
two women; paid by town. Total annual cost, $3,320.53; net, 
$2,709.21. Wooden building, vrithout fire-escapes, but having other 
fire protection. No separate hospital accommodations. Two sit- 
ting-rooms ; twenty-six sleeping-rooms, with twenty-six beds. Three 
bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing required. 
Three water-closets. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. Com- 
plete separation of sexes, except at meals. Twelve inmates ; eight 
men and four women. Two men work in barn; one woman sews. 
Ages: one between 30 and 40; one between 50 and 60; three be- 



Part HI.] ALMSHOUSES. 55 

tween 60 and 70 ; five betwpen 70 and 80 ; two between 80 and 90. 
All inmates permanent. Seven have relatives in town. Six men 
and two women cripples. Whole number of inmates during year, 
nineteen. One hundred and forty acres of land ; ten acres ploughed ; 
sixty acres tilled. Chief products : milk and vegetables. Prescribed 
register kept. 

Huntington. Population, 1,451. 

Inspected September 13, 1907. 

Almshouse used in common by Huntington and Chester. Warden, 
Albert Bishop ; matron, Mrs. Bishop ; salary, $600 ; served here two 
years. One assistant, a man, paid by warden. Total annual cost, 
$2,433.32; net, $1,355.97, of which Chester paid $730.09 and Hunt- 
ington $625.88. Wooden building, without fire-escapes or other 
fire protection. No separate hospital accommodations. One sit- 
ting-room; eight sleeping-rooms, with four beds. 'No bath-room. 
Weekly bathing required. No water-closet; one privy. Heating 
by stoves. Lighting by oil. Two inmates, women, permanent, do 
no work, have no relatives in town. Ages : one between 60 and 70 ; 
one between 80 and 90. One woman a cripple. Whole number of 
inmates during year, two. Two hundred acres of land; four acres 
ploughed; forty acres tilled. Chief products: milk and vegetables. 
Prescribed register kept. 

Ipswich. Population, 5,205. 

Inspected September 3, 1907. 

Warden, Daniel S. Appleton; matron, Mrs. Appleton; salary, 
$600; served here one and one-half years. Five assistants, three 
men and two women, paid by town. Total annual cost, $4,744.16; 
net, $1,646.43. Brick building, without fire-escapes, but having 
other fire protection. No separate hospital accommodations. No 
sitting-room; eighteen sleeping-rooms, with twelve beds. Two bath- 
rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing required. Two 
water-closets; two privies. Heating by hot air. Lighting by oil. 
Sexes separated at night only. Pive inmates; four men and a 
woman. One man and one woman do light chores. Ages : one be- 
tween'60 and 70; four between 70 and 80. All inmates permanent. 
All have relatives in town. One man and one woman idiotic; one 
man epileptic. "^Tiole number of inmates during year, nine. Three 
hundred and seventy acres of land; ten acres ploughed; one hun- 
dred and twenty acres tilled. Chief products : milk and vegetables. 
Prescribed register kept. 



56 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Lancaster. Population, 2,406. 

Inspected March 21, 1907. 

Warden, Oscar Engstrom; matron, Mrs. Engstrom; salary, $600; 
served here six years. Two assistants, a man and a woman, paid by 
town. Total annual cost, $4,105.12; net, $1,265.41. Brick build- 
ing, withont fire-escapes, but having other fire protection. No 
separate hospital accommodations. N'o sitting-room; twenty-three 
sleeping-rooms, with twenty-five beds. Three bath-rooms, with hot 
and cold water. Weekly bathing required. Three water-closets. 
Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. Complete separation of sexes. 
Eleven inmates; three men, seven women, and one girl. One man 
does general work ; one woman does housework. Ages : one between 
2 and 5; three between 21 and 30; one between 30 and 40; two 
between 40 and 50; one between 50 and 60; two between 70 and 
80; one between 80 and 90. Ten inmates permanent; one tempo- 
rary. One has relatives in town. One man and one woman idiotic ; 
one man epileptic; two women blind. Whole number of inmates 
during year, thirteen. Sixteen tramps during year, separated from 
other inmates, lodged, fed, required to work two hours. Eighty- 
seven acres of land; twelve acres ploughed; thirty-nine acres tilled. 
Chief products : milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Lawrence. Population, 70,050. 

Inspected August 19, 1907. 

Warden, James J. Stanley; salary, $800; matron, Mrs. Stanley, 
salary, $480; served here ten years. Eight assistants, three men 
and five women, paid by city. Total annual cost, $27,458.07 ; net, 
$26,208.92. , Main building of brick, without fire-escapes; brick 
building, with iron fire-escapes; brick hospital building; adminis- 
tration building of wood; brick annex; all connected. All build- 
ings have special fire protection. One building for separate hospital 
use. Four sitting-rooms and a smoking-room; sixty-one sleeping- 
rooms, with two hundred and seventy beds. Twelve bath-rooms 
and a shower bath, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing re- 
quired. Nine water-closets. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. 
Complete separation of sexes. One hundred and sixty-two inmates ; 
sixty-eight men, ninety women, one boy, and three girls. Twelve 
men work on farm; nineteen women work in house. Ages: two 
between 2 and 5; one between 5 and 15; one between 15 and 21; 
eleven between 21 and 30; four between 30 and 40; one between 
40 and 50; twenty between 50 and 60; fifty-nine between 60 and 
70; forty-two between 70 and 80; twenty-one between 80 and 90. 
One himdred and fifty-four inmates permanent; eight temporary. 



Part III.] ALMSHOUSES. 57 

Fifty-three have relatives in city. Two men and one woman idi- 
otic; one woman a cripple; one man idiotic and a cripple. Two 
boarders^ a man and a woman. Three consumptives, two men and 
a boy, with special diet and treatment in the consumptives' ward, 
but not wholly separated from other sick cases. Six nurses em- 
ployed; one man and five women. Whole number of inmates dur- 
ing year, three hundred and sixty-four. Thirty-seven acres of land ; 
nine acres ploughed ; twenty acres tilled. Chief products : milk and 
vegetables. The Overseers of the Poor were advised that in the 
judgment of the Board the hospital department is insufficiently 
provided for, and that it would be well to set apart and fit up for 
hospital purposes the old building for the insane, and 'to make im- 
provements in the yard for hospital patients. 

Lee. Population, 3,972. 

Inspected September 11, 1907. 

Warden, Henry Perry; matron, Mrs. Perry; salary, $600; served 
here twenty-two years. Warden also has charge of cemetery and of 
town roads and bridges, without extra compensation. Two assist- 
ants, a man, and a woman occasionally, paid by town. Total annual 
cost, $2,332.33; net, $1,467.33. Wooden building, with iron fire- 
escapes and other fire protection. Two rooms set apart for separate 
hospital use. 'No sitting-room; thirteen sleeping-rooms, with nine- 
teen beds. Three bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly 
bathing required. Three water-closets. Heating by steam. Light- 
ing by electricity. Complete separation of sexes. Ten inmates ; six 
men and four women. Two men work out-doors and two in house ; 
one woman works in house. Ages: one between 30 and 40; one 
between 40 and 50 ; three between 50 and 60 ; two between 60 and 
70 ; two between 70 and 80 ; one between 80 and 90. Kine inmates 
permanent; one temporary. Six have relatives in town. Two men 
and two women idiotic. Whole number of inmates during year, 
twelve. Twenty-six acres of land; two acres ploughed; twenty-two 
acres tilled. Chief products : hay and vegetables. Prescribed reg- 
ister kept. This new almshouse was recently completed. 

Leicester. Population, 3,414. 

(See Charlton.) 

Leominster. Population, 14,297. 

Inspected March 23, 1907. 

Warden, Edwin C. Hatstat; matron, Mrs. Hatstat; salary, $660; 
served here thirteen years. Two assistants, a man and a woman, 
paid by towTi. Total annual cost, $3,797.48; net, $1,840.60. 



58 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

"Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having other fire pro- 
tection. No separate hospital accommodations. Two sitting-rooms ; 
twenty-six sleeping-rooms, with twenty-four beds. Two bath-rooms, 
with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing required. Four water- 
closets. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. Complete separation 
of sexes. Fifteen inmates; eight men and seven women. Three 
men do farm work; one woman sews and one helps in kitchen. 
Ages: two between 21 and 30; one between 30 and 40; three be- 
tween 50 and 60; one between 60 and 70; one between 70 and 80; 
six between 80 and 90 ; one between 90 and 100. Fourteen inmates 
permanent; one temporary. Four have relatives in town. One 
man idiotic ;• one man and three women cripples ; one woman blind 
and feeble-minded. One boarder, a man. ^Tiole number of in- 
mates during year, twenty-four. One hundred and three acres of 
land; fifteen acres ploughed; fifty acres tilled. Chief products: 
milk, vegetables, and oats. Prescribed register kept. 

Lexington. Population, 4,530. 

Inspected January 29, 1907. 

Warden, Robert H. White; matron, Mrs. White; salary, $550; 
served here twenty-three years. Warden also superintends town 
roads, at an additional salary of $100. Two assistants, a man, paid 
by town, and a woman, paid by warden. Total annual cost, 
$3,215.20; net, $1,810.23. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, 
but having other fire protection. No separate hospital accommoda- 
tions. 'No sitting-room (dinmg-room used as sitting-room) ; twelve 
sleeping-rooms, with twelve beds. One bath-room, with hot and cold 
water. Weekly bathing required. One water-closet; two privies. 
Heating by steam. Lighting by electricity. Sexes separated at 
night only. Nine inmates; five men and four women. Two men 
and two women do light chores. Ages: one between 21 and 30; 
one between 50 and 60; two between 60 and 70; four between 70 
and 80; one between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. Five 
have relatives in town. One woman idiotic; two men cripples. 
Whole number of inmates during year, ten. Twenty acres of land ; 
three acres ploughed; twelve acres tilled. Chief products: milk, 
hay, and vegetables. Prescribed register kept, i^lmshouse recently 
equipped with electric lights. The sum of $500 has been left by a 
former resident of the town for the benefit of the inmates, who will 
be provided with a 'few extras and with three annual dinners. 



Part III.] ALMSHOUSES. 59 

Lowell. Population, 94,889. 

Inspected August 19, 1907. 

Warden, Martin J. Courtney; matron, Mrs. Courtney; salary, 
$2,000; served here five months. Warden is also superintendent 
of city charities, without extra compensation. Twenty-three assist- 
ants, twelve men and eleven women, paid by city. Total annual 
cost, $53,895.27; net, $45,944.91. Two buildings of brick and one 
of wood, with iron fire-escapes and other fire protection. Separate 
hospital accommodations. Eight sitting-rooms; one hundred and 
ninety-two sleeping-rooms, with four hundred and seventy beds. 
Three bath-rooms, with twelve tubs and a shower-bath, with hot 
and cold water. Weekly bathing required. Thirty-six water-closets. 
Heating by steam. Lighting by gas and electricity. Complete 
separation of sexes. Three hundred and twenty-four inmates; one 
hundred and thirty-six men, one hundred and eighty-one women, 
five boys, and two girls. Seventy-six men and seventy-six women 
do general work. Ages : two under 2 ; two between 2 and 5 ; three 
between 5 and 15; seventeen between 21 and 30; twenty-eight be- 
tween 30 and 40 ; fifty-three between 40 and 50 ; sixty-four between 
50 and 60; seventy-six between 60 and 70; fifty-five between 70 
and 80; twenty-two between 80 and 90; two between 90 and 100. 
Three hundred inmates permanent; twenty-four temporary. Two 
hundred and thirty-five have relatives in city. Seven